At St Lawrence Surgery we are committed to helping our patients manage their symptoms for minor ailments 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 ailments 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 ailments and 18% of GP consultations are for minor ailments.
There is a lot more self help at NHS Choices
Below are some fact sheets for the top most common ailments that you are free to read / download.
17 Urine Symptoms in Men
Don’t forget we also run a telephone triage/advice line from 8.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. every morning.