Do you need to book a GP appointment?

Have you tried the NHS health guide at

Or if its to do with a soft tissue injury,  head lice, teething, toothache, or backpain etc?  Have you tried your local Community Pharamacist. One of the services that community pharmacists are trained to provide is the treatment of minor ailments

Or if you need a sick note or referral then you can complete one of the forms found here

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCP)

Did you know…?

We are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist.

From 1st June 2022 if your symptoms could be resolved by a booked consultation with the pharmacist instead of the GP, you will be given a same-day referral to a pharmacy of your choice.

We think this is a good thing. Once you see how great your local pharmacist is – they are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses – we don’t think you’ll look back.

This will also help us to free up GP appointments for people with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

We are keen to hear what you think and will be listening to your comments and feedback about your experience of using this service.