Our practice and local pharmacies are taking part in a scheme to promote patient self care. Many minor illnesses can be treated by your pharmacist rather than your GP. The scheme covers various conditions such as coughs, colds, flu, earache, heartburn, indigestion, vaginal thrush, cystitis, headlice and colic.
If you do not pay for your prescriptions (this includes children) you may find this scheme useful. You do not need to wait to see the GP – you can go straight to the pharmacist for the help you need.