Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally
give you a prescription for over the counter
medicines for a range of minor health concerns.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available
to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your
The team of health professionals at your local
pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice
to manage minor health concerns and if your
symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll
ensure you get the care you need.
Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.
Pharmacy First can give you advice and treatment on a number of minor illnesses, no appointment necessary. You can go along to a pharmacy at a time convenient for you. Many are open 7 days a week and some late into the evening.
They can offer advice on sore throats, eye infections, hay fever, acne, athletes foot, allergies, backache, cold sores, constipation, coughs, diarrhoea & vomiting, earache, eczema, haemmorrhoids, headaches, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, period pain, thrush, threadworms, warts and verrucas, travel sickness, teething advice and worms.
For more information on this service, click here.