Minor Ailments Scheme
Community pharmacists will be able to give you free health advice and treatment if you receive free prescriptions, at any time through the Pharmacy Care Scheme – you don’t need an appointment. All you need is your NHS number, which will be readily given by the practice. The service covers diarrhoea, constipation, earache, flu symptoms, indigestion, thrush, skin conditions and general pain to name only a few.
Wolds View offers a walk-in service for patients without an appointment, you can be seen throughout our opening hours by one of our Practitioners in order of medical priority or time of arrival.
Accident and emergency/999
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.
Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.
As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.
We suggest you keep the following:
- Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
- Mild laxatives
- Anti-diarrhoea medicines
- Rehydration mixture
- Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
- Travel sickness tablets
- Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
- Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
- Tweezers and sharp scissors
- A thermometer
- A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings.
- Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children.
- Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
- Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
- Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy