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Be self-care aware

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

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.


Infrequent migraines

Vitamins and minerals

Insect bites and stings

Acute sore throat

Mild acne

Infrequent cold sores of the lip

Mild dry skin



Coughs and colds and nasal congestion

Sun protection

Cradle cap

Mild to moderate hay fever/Seasonal rhinitis


Minor burns and scalds

Infant colic

Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)

Mild cystitis

Mild dermatitis

Mouth ulcers


Nappy rash

Diarrhoea (adults only)

Oral thrush

Dry eyes/sore (tired) eyes

Prevention of dental decay


Ringworm/athletes foot

Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Teething/mild toothache

Head lice


Indigestion and heartburn

Travel sickness

Infrequent constipation

Warts and verrucae

Find out more about self -care at



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