SELF CARE AWARENESS
Most common winter ailments, such as coughs, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or painful middle ear infection (earache) can't be treated with an antibiotic.
Please click here for further information on how you can treat yourself better without the use of antibiotics www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk. or www.selfcareforum.org
Most medicines which are used to treat common self-limiting illnesses (eg calpol/paracetamol, Nurofen/Ibuprofen, cough bottles, nappy creams) are available to buy without a prescription. Owing to the severe financial pressures facing the NHS and the increasing workload on GP practices we would very much appreciate it if you would obtain these types of medicines by going straight to your local pharmacy or supermarket. Processing a prescription does cost the NHS significantly more than the cost of these drugs.