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 ...

Stay well this winter: Preventing colds

A cold is a very common mild viral infection which affects the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. Symptoms of a cold can include a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, a cough and a sore throat. Some patients experience more severe symptoms. You can find out more about the symptoms of a cold and treating colds from NHS ...

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 ...