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Birchwood Medical Practice

Phone:0117 330 4223
Phone:0117 330 4225



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Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve.


It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments that your pharmacy may be able to help with including :

  • mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, athlete's foot
  • coughs and colds, including blocked nose (nasal congestion), and sore throats
  • bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds
  • constipation and piles (haemorrhoids)
  • hay fever, dry eyes and allergies (including rashes, bites and stings)
  • aches and pains, including earache, headache, migraine, back pain and toothache
  • vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
  • period pain, thrush and cystitis
  • head lice (nits)
  • conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers
  • warts and verrucas
  • nappy rash and teething


But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.


Please click here for current NHS guidance on treating minor ailments and common problems and where the best place to get advice is.

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