Can your local pharmacist help you?

Instead of visiting your GP, a pharmacist may be able to help you more quickly.

Pharmacies: More Than Just Prescriptions

Pharmacies are an excellent source of medical advice and treatment, especially for minor ailments. Rather than visiting your GP for the conditions listed below, a pharmacist may be able to help you more quickly with:

  • Acute Sore Throat
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
  • Cradle cap
  • Dandruff
  • Diarrhoea (Adults)
  • Dry Eyes/Sore (tired) Eyes
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Earwax
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Headlice
  • Indigestion and Heartburn
  • Infant Colic
  • Infrequent Constipation
  • Infrequent Migraine
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Mild Acne
  • Mild Cystitis
  • Mild to moderate Hay fever
  • Mild toothache
  • Minor pain discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Oral Thrush
  • Probiotics, vitamins and minerals
  • Ringworm/Athletes foot
  • Sun Protection
  • Teething
  • Thread worms
  • Travel Sickness
  • Warts and Verrucae

For more comprehensive needs, our Community Pharmacy Referral Service adds an extra layer of care. When we refer patients through our system, the pharmacy undertakes a consultation with the patient. They can provide treatment or advice, and if necessary, refer the patient back to the surgery. This service offers a more thorough support option than simply asking at the pharmacy counter.

Clevedon Minor Injury Unit

For less severe injuries, consider visiting the Clevedon Minor Injury Unit instead of Weston A&E for faster care. The unit provides treatment for a wide range of minor injuries and is available daily.

For detailed information on services, location, and contact details, please click below:

Clevedon MIU

In life-threatening emergencies, go to the Emergency Department or dial 999 immediately.

Updated NHS Prescribing Guidelines

NHS guidelines for prescribing over-the-counter medicines have recently been updatedFor several minor conditions, it is now recommended to consult with your pharmacist, where you can receive advice and purchase effective, low-cost medicines without a prescription. This initiative aims to provide quicker, more accessible treatment options for minor health issues.

For a detailed list of conditions and further guidance, visit the NHS Pharmacy First Campaign.

Medicines for these conditions are also available at many supermarkets and retail shops, enhancing convenience and access.