For minor ailments you can safely treat symptoms at home, for example through rest or with appropriate over the counter medicines. Many minor problems can be dealt with by the local chemist, e.g. warts, verrucae, athlete’s foot, head lice, threadworms and minor ailments such as coughs and colds.
Use our online consultation service for help with your condition, general advice or other help such as requesting a sick note, GP letters or asking about blood results.
Get Online at the Surgery. By registering for our online service, you could avoid the queues – you can book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online.
Tell the receptionist what you need so that they can direct you to the most appropriate person e.g. to discuss your medication or a recent test result.
Use trusted online services for sensible advice and initial guidance on your health (see below).
Problems with hospital care and outpatient appointments need to be dealt with by contacting the hospital directly or the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS