NHS England has recommended medicines for minor ailments such as colds, hayfever & mild dry skin should no longer be routinely prescribed. Please purchase these over the counter in future. More info is available at www.nhs.uk/OTCmedicines
What are the benefits of using pharmacies?
It prevents unnecessary GP appointments for common conditions.
Access to pharmacies is easier and sometimes quicker than waiting for a GP appointment.
Pharmacies are open out of hours, like late nights and at the weekend, which is convenient for people who work or when the GP practice is closed.
Vitamins and minerals
Insect bites and stings
Acute sore throat
Infrequent cold sores of the lip
Mild dry skin
Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
Mild to moderate hay fever/Seasonal rhinitis
Minor burns and scalds
Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
Diarrhoea (adults only)
Dry eyes/sore (tired) eyes
Prevention of dental decay
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Indigestion and heartburn
Warts and verrucae