self care

Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. You can treat these at home - in fact, that's the best place for you!

A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest


Make sure that your medicine cabinet is well stocked with:

  • Paracetamol
  • A thermometer
  • Antihistamines
  • Aspirin (not for under 16yrs)
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • Plasters
  • Indigestion remedy

If you need advice or help with a minor ailment ask your local Pharmacy first about:

  • Diarrhoea
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • minor cough
  • runny nose
  • upset stomach
  • many skin conditions
  • grazes and minor cuts
  • hangovers
  • and other minor ailments

Your pharmacist is a trusted healthcare professional who can provide advice and treatment for these common conditions as well as dispensing prescriptions.

Find details of your nearest pharmacy at

Go to our Urgent or Emergency care section for further information.

If you require urgent care please call 111

If you require emergency treatment please call 999