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Do you really need to see a Doctor?     Einstein Clip Art

Having a GP appointment may not always be necessary. There are ways to care for yourself and your family without having to visit the surgery. This practice, in partnership with West Leicestershire CCG, is promoting 'self care'. Further information and FAQ's can be found here Over The Counter Medicines

Before you reach for the phone to try to get an appointment, please take time to consider whether there is something you can do to help yourself or your family member. We have patient education videos here > Sound Doctor

Patients can also check which service they should access with our useful guide below. Alternatively, more information is available on our Minor Illness pages


SELF CARE. As we've said, many minor illnesses and ailments do not need a GP appointment or prescription.

Image result for pharmacist clipart freeYou can go and see a community based pharmacist for common health problems such as:

  • Back pain
  • Chickenpox, Cold - Common, Cold Sore, Cough
  • Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Conjunctivitis - Infective
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache, Earwax
  • Hay Fever, Headache, Head Lice
  • Indigestion, Insect Stings
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nappy Rash, Nosebleed
  • Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Sprains and Strains
  • Warts and Verrucas
 
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