Minor Injury & Illness
There are many conditions and injuries that don't require a GP appointment. These conditions and injuries can be treat at home by yourself or if you need further information or treatment, you can see you local pharmacist for advice or attend a minor injury unit.
You can often treat a cold without seeing your GP. You should begin to feel better in about a week or two.
Cold sores are common and usually clear up on their own within 10 days. But there are things you can do to help ease the pain.
Most headaches will go away on their own and are not a sign of something more serious.
Sprains and strains are common injuries affecting the muscles and ligaments. Most can be treated at home without seeing a GP.
Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.
Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months.
Head injuries & concussion
Most head injuries are not serious. You do not usually need to go to hospital and should make a full recovery within 2 weeks.