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:
||Middle Ear Infections
||Outer Ear Infections
||Colds & Flu
|Diarrhoea & Vomiting
We have included the following links from patient.co.uk., 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
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