In line with Blackburn with Darwen CCG's Minor Illness Strategy, this practice does not routinely prescribe medicines for self-limiting minor ailments. This includes, amongst others, medicines such as:

  • Paracetamol
  • Decongestants
  • Ibuprofen
  • Cough mixtures
  • Nappy creams
  • Laxatives
  • Antihistamines
  • Indigestion remedies
  • Vitamins

Every year approximately 57 million GP appointments are made for conditions which could be easily treated by the pharmacist.

Pharmacists are trained health professionals who can identify, provide advice and self-medication for the treatment of minor conditions. They can also identify more serious conditions which would need to be seen by your GP.

By visiting you pharmacist you could save yourself time as no appointment is needed and many pharmacies are open in the evening and during the weekend.

By visiting the pharmacist:

  • GP appointments would be more readily availalbe for more serious conditions.
  • And self-treating minor conditions, more funds would be availalbe for the treatment of life threatening conditions such as cancer.

All information provided to your pharmacist is treated withthe strictness of confidence.

Website AccessibilityChange your Contact DetailsView your Medical RecordConditions and TreatmentsFind Local Services

Self Help Advice and Tools

NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.

Friends and Family Survey

How likely are you to recommend this Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment? Please spend 2 minutes to take the Friends and Family Test.

NHS (nhs.uk)

The NHS website. Take control of your health and wellbeing. Get medical advice, information about healthcare services and support for a healthy life.

Patient UK

Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

Top of Page