Minor Ailment Clinic
Nurse led service for minor medical problems
If you think you are suffering from any of the ailments listed below, an appointment in our minor ailment clinic may be appropriate. Please ask for details when you ring.
If you would like any self-help advice then a good resource is www.patient.co.uk.
Ailments which may be suitable :
- Animal bites
- Boils/infected cysts
- Children with temperatures
- Coughs/Chest infections
- Diarrhoea and/or vomiting in adult without abdominal pain
- Diarrhoea and/or vomiting in child
- Earache / ear discharge / blocked ears
- Emergency contraception
- Infected fingers/toes
- Minor injuries
- Nail problems including ingrowing toe nails
- NEW ONSET muscle or joint problems, including NEW ONSET back pain
- One swollen leg
- Red eye/eye infection
- Skin problems/rashes / moles
- Sore throat
- Thrush (oral and vaginal)
- Urine infection/cystitis
- Vaginal discharge
- Worsening asthma/COPD
The Minor Ailments Clinic was developed to provide patients (adults and children) with minor illnesses rapid access to a clinician for assessment and treatment. To book an appointment you need to ring the Medical Centre (Minor Ailment Clinic appointments can not be booked online). Our receptionists will ask for brief details of your condition to ensure that your ailment can be managed by the Minor Ailments team. Minor Ailments Clinic appointments are usually offered same day.
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners also offer telephone advice for minor illnesses. If you feel your query can be managed in this way, please advise our reception team.
Please note that for travel advice, dressings and ear irrigation an appointment with the treatment room nursing team is required.
If you suspect you may have a urinary tract infection, please bring a urine sample to your appointment – sample containers can be purchased from Reception