Minor ailments clinic

A minor ailments service is offered by GR Pharmacy, Hillwood Road, this covers the following, please see table below for details (some exclusions may apply):

You can contact GR Pharmacy by telephoning 0121 475 2556. In some instances you may have to be referred back to your GP.

MINOR AILMENTS

CRITERIA FOR EXCLUSION

OCTOBER 2014

PRESENTING CONDITION/SYMPTOM EXCLUSION CRITERIA
ACUTE FEVER NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
ACUTE HEADACHE NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD

Uncomplicated headaches within last 48 hours

BITES & STINGS NOT UNDER 10 YR OLD

No bites or stings on the eyes or face

No infected bites or stings

No pregnant ladies

No patients exhibiting systemic effects, e.g. wheezing, shortness of breath, major swelling and redness

COLD & FLU NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
COLD SORES NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD

No patients receiving cytotoxic therapies (i.e. chemotherapy), refer to Chemotherapy Unit

CONSTIPATION NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
DIARRHOEA NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
DRY SKIN (SIMPLE ECZEMA) NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
DYSPEPSIA

(Abdo Pain, Heartburn, Indigestion, Acid Reflux, Nausea, Vomiting usually occurring after eating)

NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD

Problem must have been less than 10 days

EARACHE NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
HAYFEVER NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
HEADLICE NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD

Practice does not treat for head lice, patients should be advised on conditioner and comb throughj

MOUTH ULCERS NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD

Patients who have suffered for more than three weeks should be seen in surgery

NAPPY RASH ANY AGE

Refer to HV first unless infected

SUNBURN NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
SORE THROAT NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD
VAGINAL THRUSH NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD

Pregnant ladies must be seen in surgery

ACUTE COUGH NOT UNDER 1 YR OLD