Pharmacy and minor ailments

Around 50 million visits to the GP are made per year for minor ailments, which include coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot. Every year there are 438 million visits to community pharmacies for health related reasons.  Why should I visit my local pharmacy? It could save you time and trouble to visit your pharmacy first.  You ...

Winter health: Dealing with norovirus

Norovirus is a type of gastroenteritis. It is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It is sometimes called the winter vomiting bug because it is more common in winter. However, you can catch norovirus in all seasons. 25 different strains are known to affect humans.  What are the symptoms?  Norovirus has very distinctive ...

Getting rid of head lice and nits

  Head lice are a common problem, especially in school children aged 4 to 11. They are tiny insects that live in hair and can stay living in the hair for a long time if not treated. Some patients find them particularly troublesome and irritating to deal with. Nits are the empty egg cases attached to the hair ...