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Minor Illness Clinics

Why wait to consult with a doctor for a Minor Illness?

You can book directly to see the Nurse Practitioner or the Clinical Pharmacist on the day.

You can book by phone or in person. You will get an appointment within 48 working hours. Minor illnesses are not urgent or emergency problems booking an appointment in the minor illness clinic means you will be seen quicker and by qualified clinical practitioners.

Our current Minor Ailments clinic are from Monday to Friday 10am – 12pm and are ran by;

Bilquis Take:  Advance Nurse Practitioner

Eman: Clinical Pharmacist

Sarah: Clinical Pharmacist.

All the Clinician can diagnose, provide treatment, prescribe medications and if require order further investigations such as x-ray and blood tests.

The doctors are always available to provide further support.

What is a Minor illness:

Ear Infections Coughs Urine Infections
Minor Burns Middle Ear Infections Outer Ear Infections
Vaginal Discharge Thrush Colds & Flu
Hay Fever Sore Throats Sinusitis
Diarrhoea & Vomiting Indigestion Constipation
Minor Injuries Wounds Fever
Skin Rashes Skin Infections Impetigo

We have included the following links from, for some of the most common problems and each link will open in a new window. It is written by GPs and amongst other things it is a useful resource for patient information leaflets






Constipation in Children



Back pain

Cough caused by viral infections

Diabetes Type 1

Gastroenteritis in children


Coughs and colds in children

Ear infection



Heart disease

Varicose veins


How long will my illness last?

The average length of time for a minor illness to settle is:

Acute ear infection (otitis media) – 4 days

Acute sore throat / pharyngitis / tonsillitis – 1 week

Common cold – 1½ weeks

Acute Rhinosinusitis / Sinusitis – 2½ weeks

Acute cough / bronchitis – 3 weeks

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