During winter there is a significant increase in the number viral infections such as colds and flu, coughs and sore throats. Most of these ailments can be managed by people themselves and cannot be treated using antibiotics, therefore they don’t need an appointment with a GP practice. It’s important for people to know where to get medical advice should they need it.
The website below provides lots of useful information about how to access care. Minor ailments such as coughs, colds and sore throats are all treatable with advice from a local pharmacy, NHS 111 online or the NHS App.