If you are starting to feel unwell, e.g. developing a cough or a cold, you should consider visiting a local pharmacist. They may well be able to give you some basic but important advice regarding your potential illness or advise over-the-counter medicine.
If you feel that the matter is a bit more serious, and is a condition listed below, the surgery offers daily minor illness specialist clinics that will enable you to quickly get some advice and treatment without having to take or wait for a GP’s appointment.
The conditions they can treat include:
- Chest infections.
- Sore throats.
- Infected wounds.
- Eye infections.
- Rashes, including eczema.
- Diarrhoea and vomiting (please let the reception team know of this beforehand to triage your call with a clinical for contamination prevention purposes).
- Skin infections (anywhere on the body except for the genitals).
- Urinary tract infections (although you can bring a sample to the front desk for dip testing instead).
- Exacerbation of asthma.
- Severe hay fever.
Please note that the minor illness specialist is not suited to seeing patients under 1-year-old, pregnant patients, or people for whom the above conditions are long-term.