There is no longer the to visit your GP for the following common minor illnesses and ailments such as:
• indigestion • constipation • diarrhoea • piles • hay fever • head lice • teething • nappy rash • colic • chicken pox • threadworms • sore throat • athlete’s foot • eye infections • mouth ulcers • cold sores • acne • dry eyes • dermatitis • verruca • back pain • vaginal thrush • oral thrush • scabies • ingrowing toenails
If your pharmacist feels that it is better for you to see your GP or another healthcare professional then they may tell you to make an appointment.
Can I still go to my GP?
You can still make an appointment with your GP if you feel this is more suitable.
Can I still go to other pharmacies?
You can use other pharmacies to buy medicines or to pick up your prescriptions but remember;
• You can only use the service at the community pharmacy you are registered at; and
• It is safer if only one pharmacy has a record of all the medicines you are taking so that they can be sure that if your health changes your medicines are still suitable for you.