Pharmacy first

Your local pharmacist is able to help you with many common ailments without any need for an appointment – they should always be you first option.

The types of things your local pharmacy can help with are:

Allergies Fever Nappy rash
Athlete’s foot Hay fever Piles
Cold sores Headache Sore throat
Conjunctivitis Head lice Sprains and strains
Constipation Insect bites and stings Teething
Coughs and colds Itching due to chickenpox Threadworm
Diarrhoea Minor burns and scalds Vaginal thrush
Earwax Mouth ulcers Indigestion

Our eConsult online support can help you identify if you could get the help you need via the pharmacy without the need for an Appointment or Prescription, please visit the site HERE, choose your condition and then on the next page select the box that says ‘I want pharmacy advice’

Many treatments are available over-the-counter without the need for a prescription and there are now a list of medicines that The NHS will not prescribe unless for specific reasons e.g.:

  • Antihistamine
  • Paracetamol
  • Aspirin

Self help for minor ailments

There are many good sources of advice available to you without needing to consult with one of our clinicians.
We recommend:

  • Our eConsult online support can help you identify if you could get the help you need online without the need for an Appointment, please visit the site HERE, choose your condition and then on the next page select the box that says ‘I want to help myself’
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ website is an excellent library of conditions, symptoms and their treatment.
  • https://patient.info/ provides guidance on conditions, symptoms, medicines and healthy living.