Minor Ailments & Self Care

A high number of patients visit our GP with minor health problems that the local pharmacist could resolve. By visiting the pharmacy, you could save yourself the time and trouble.Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time, just walk in!

All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help to clear up the problem. If your problem is more serious and needs attention of a GP, the pharmacist will recognise this and advice you to see your GP.

Many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends, so if you have a common health problem, a visit to your pharmacy is a good option.

If more patients visit their local pharmacists with common health problems, more time can be freed up for your GPs. This might make it easier to get convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one.

Your pharmacist may be able to help with the conditions below.

Common ailments such as 

  • Back pain.
  • Cold – Common, Cold Sore, Cough
  • Conjunctivitis – Allergic
  • Constipation
  • Hay Fever, Headache, Head Lice
  • Indigestion, Insect Stings
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nappy Rash, Nosebleed
  • Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Sprains and Strains
  • Warts and Verruca’s

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Self Care and Help

Visit the links below to see if you can self help or get more inspired to live well.  

We want you to be pro-active about taking care and staying in good health, so we’ve added the links for Live Well and Wellbeing sections too, so please do check them out, get inspired and share with others!

NHS Choices (Home)

Patient Information (Home)

Open Mind Leicester City

  • Please click the link about Lets Talk Wellbeing Self Referral Form

How Healthy is your heart

Find out your heart age compared to your actual age and how you can make lifestyle changes to do it.  Click the link above

First Contact Plus

First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place. The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support. Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that can assist you. Delivered by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with GP’s, the police, health organisations, voluntary groups and social care departments, district and borough councils who are helping adults across the county by working together to make access to services much easier.

Diabetes Risk Factors – About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.  You’re more at risk if you’ve ever had high blood pressure.  You’re more at risk of type 2 diabetes if if you’re overweight especially if you are large around the middle

Click The Link For Your Diabetes Risk Score

Self Referral Physiotherapy Service

To arrange an initial telephone consultation with a physiotherapist please call 0300 300 0046

Monday to Friday 08:00am – 16:00pm

Please make sure you have the following ready:

Your NHS number (your GP should write this below)

Your current address and mobile/home number

 Next of Kin contact phone number(s)

GP Surgery Name/Address

Once our Booking Centre staff have taken your details, we will arrange a telephone consultation with one of our qualified physiotherapists

Podiatry Self Referral Application

Please Click on Link For More Information – https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/_OurServices-Podiatry.aspx