At The Brow Medical Centre we are committed to helping our patients manage their symptoms for minor illnesses where appropriate, to save them coming down to the surgery and to ensure that our very valuable appointments are taken appropriately.
We are not saying that we do not want you to come to the surgery, but to try and manage minor illnesses at home yourselves first with the right advice and information in the first instance.
Did you know that £2 billion per year of NHS money is spent with people coming to their surgery with minor illnesses and 18% of GP consultations are for minor illnesses.
Below are some fact sheets for the top most common illnesses that are free for you to read / download.
Cough in adults
Fever in children
Fungal nail infection
Heartburn and indigestion
Itchy scalp and dandruff
Low back pain
Middle ear infection (acute otitis media)
Minor Eye Conditions - patient leaflet
Sprains and strains
The common cold (adults)
Urine symptoms in men
Warts and veruccas