Get the Right Treatment
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment. It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Some illnesses can be treated without seeing a GP. Many treatments can be bought without the need for a prescription at your local pharmacy or supermarket, often for much less than a prescription charge.
Local pharmacists can offer advice on many minor illnesses such as coughs and colds, headaches, cold sores, head lice, conjunctivitis, heartburn, constipation, indigestion, cough, insect bites, dental pain, migraines, diarrhoea, nappy rash, dry eyes, rashes, dry skin, sore throat, earache, teething, fever, temperature, haemorrhoids, threadworm, hayfever and thrush.
See Self Care & Minor Illnesses section for more information.
Or SWB CCG page on self-care https://sandwellandwestbhamccg.nhs.uk/self-care