Remember Minor Illnesses – Pharmacy First!
Pharmacists are clinical professionals who can help you with minor ailments. If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need. For example they will tell you if you need to see a GP.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in.
Pharmacies can give treatment advice about a range of common conditions and minor injuries, such as:
- Aches and pains
- Coughs and colds (including congestion and sore throat)
- Hay fever and allergies
- Thrush and period pains
- Skin conditions such as mild acne, eczema or a rash
- Sprain or strain
- Red eye (over 2 only)
If the pharmacist is unable to help you and you need to see a GP the Urgent Assessment Clinics provide you with a short appointment for acute on the day ailments which require urgent attention on the day. See our appointments page for more details.