There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about healthy living for everyone.
The minor ailment scheme is designed to enable people with minor health conditions to access medicines and advice they would otherwise visit their doctor for. It allows patients to see a qualified health professional at a convenient and accessible location within their community. It means patients do not need to wait for a GP appointment or queue up for a valuable A&E slot with a non-urgent condition.
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Minor Ailment Scheme
If you have minor conditions as listed below, you can go to your local pharmacy in the first instance saving you time waiting to see a GP unnecessarily. Please note that if you are exempt from prescription charges, medications are free (you will be charged for the medication if you normally pay for your prescriptions). You will need to come to the surgery to complete a short form if you wish to utilise this service.
- Sore Throat
- High Temperature
- Hay Fever
- Athlete’s Foot
- Head lice
- Insect Bites and Stings
- Mouth Ulcers
- Back Pain and Soft Tissue Injuries
Detailed Health Information can also be found at www.patient.co.uk
As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx