Where Should I be seen?

Minor cuts, thrush, conjunctivitis, cough, cold, flu, indigestion, constipation and diarrhoea can be treated at your local pharmacy.

Stomach aches, headaches, muscle injury, chest, skin or urine infections can be treated by a Nurse Practitioner or Out of Hours service.

Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Life threatening or Serious injury go straight to A&E.

The above are guidelines, if you are unsure please contact the practice, your local pharmacy or Out of Hours service who can advise you where your condition is best treated. You can also check your symptoms here: http://www.patient.co.uk/

The NHS Choose Well Campaign has been set up to help patients choose the most appropriate service to help meet their health care needs. Choose Well Information Leaflet:


Antibiotics are important medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals. Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patients' safety in Europe. It is driven by overusing antibiotics and prescribing them inappropriately. To slow down the development of antibiotic resistance it is important to use antibiotics in the right way, to use the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time for the right duration. Antibiotics should be taken as prescribed, never saved for later or shared with others.

Antibiotic Awarness: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Antibiotics-penicillins/Pages/QandA.aspx