Advanced Nurse Practitioner Sister Casey is available every day for minor ailments. If you are over the age of 16 years, you can book an appointment with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner rather than the GP
If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice. You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy. Your pharmacist can give you advice for a minor illness, and medicine if they think you need it.
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is available from all pharmacies in Scotland that dispense NHS prescriptions.
A pharmacist can give you advice and treatment (if you need it) for minor illnesses such as the following.
- Athlete’s foot
- Block or runny nose
- Cold sores
- Cystitis (in women)
- Head Lice
- Haemorrhoids (piles)
- Mouth ulcers
- Sore throat
- Period pain
Pharmacists, like GPs, can only provide certain medicines and products on the NHS. All of these are proven to be effective for treating your condition.