Do I Need to See a GP?

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve.

It's estimated 50 million visits to the GP are made every year for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot.

But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble. Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time – just walk in.

Find out more about how your Pharmacist can help you by clicking here.

Many common conditions and minor ailments can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed.

Over the counter products for self care are for things like pain relief, cold sores, coughs and colds.

These items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription and are often cheaper this way. You can get them without an appointment or seeing a GP. 

Examples of conditions which can be treated with self care products available to purchase over the counter without a prescription: 

  • Acne
  • Pain relief
  • Fungal Infections
  • Cold sores
  • Colic Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Ear wax remover
  • Cough, cold and sore throat 
  • Conjuctivitis