The GP is not the most appropriate person to assess any dental issues. If you are suffering with mouth ulcers, dental pain or abscess, please visit your Dentist. Your Dentist will be able to prescribe required medication.
Similarly, the local Opticians are able to treat eye problems such as sore, itchy, watery, sticky or red eyes. You can be seen by your Optician on an urgent basis if required and will be provided with any relevant medication or referred to hospital if appropriate.
This is a national programme of services available in local Pharmacies. This programme provides a service for:
- Women suffering from uncomplicated urine infections
- Patients over 2 years of age suffering from impetigo
- Patients over 18 years of age with skin infections or shingles
The Pharmacy also provides a service for coughs, colds, diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion, burns, cold sores, hay fever, warts, verruca. Some local Pharmacies run clinics for asthma, contraception, smoking cessation and travel health.
The NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot has lots of useful self-help guides for patients.