Pharmacy First (Minor Ailments)
Pharmacy is a gateway to NHS services. We can help and advise you on many conditions but we are also able to signpost you to the most suitable healthcare professional when this is required. For example, opticians, chiropodists, physiotherapists, GP’s and out of hours services.
The list of what we can treat at Colinton Main Pharmacy is extensive. We are a modern prescribing clinic that offers NHS treatments in-store, therefore if you are looking for treatment for minor ailments in Edinburgh, you have come to the right place.
What We Can Treat At our Pharmacy
This list gives an example of what minor ailments we treat in our pharmacy clinic:
– Athlete’s foot
– Backache, earache or headache
– Diarrhoea, constipation or haemorrhoids (piles)
– Cough pain, nasal congestion and sore throat
– Emergency Hormonal Contraception
– Hay fever, eczema and allergies
– Head lice and threadworms
– Mouth ulcers or cold sores
– Period pain and thrush
– Warts and verrucae
Some treatments are available on the NHS and others may only be available as private services. Either way your pharmacist will discuss treatment options with you so that you can make an informed choice.
Why Come To Colinton Main Pharmacy For Minor Ailments?
The benefit to you is the convenience of accessing treatment without having to see your GP first. This means you often don’t have to book an appointment. And even if you do, Pharmacy does not have waiting times as many GP surgeries do. Visiting your friendly high street pharmacy is quicker and easier plus we open on Saturdays!
Secondly, the NHS benefits. Being able to access treatment for minor conditions through your pharmacy eases the pressure off of GPs and A&E departments. So, you don’t need to visit a GP for a cough or lower back pain. Or pop into A&E for paracetamol!
But don’t worry. Our pharmacists are clinically trained to provide these treatments. Plus, we know when to refer you to your GP or to A&E. This way you know that you’re in the right place to receive the treatment you need.
We are able to offer these treatments because we are part of the NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service. This service is open to every patient with a Scottish address regardless of age.
Visit Colinton Mains Minor Ailments Clinic in Edinburgh. We have private consultation rooms available should you prefer to be discrete and also offer consultations over the phone. We’re a friendly team of pharmacy professionals dedicated to improving the health of the Edinburgh community. Contact us today to book your appointment.