Independent Prescribing

Our Pharmacists have a wealth of community experience and are qualified Independent Prescribers; this means that they are able to treat a range of acute medical conditions without the need to see your GP, or attend your GP surgery.

We are a modern prescribing clinic that offers both NHS and private treatments covering many minor conditions.

What we can treat

This list gives an example of what we treat on the NHS and what we can offer as private (paid for) treatments:

– Athletes foot
– Nasal congestion/blocked nose
– Coughs
– Earache
– Headache
– Hay fever
– Sprains and strains
– Temperature and fever
– Sore throat
– Teething
And more!

Some treatments are available on the NHS and others may only be available as private procedures. But your pharmacist will discuss treatment options with us so you can make an informed choice.

Why come to Nelsons Pharmacy for minor conditions?

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, we don’t have waiting times as many GP surgeries do. Visiting your friendly high street pharmacy is quicker and easier plus we open on Saturday mornings!

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.

Thirdly, many GPs will now refer you to a pharmacy for accessing healthcare for minor ailments. So you may find you can avoid a wasted journey to your GP by coming directly to a pharmacy instead.

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.

Nelsons Pharmacy is able to offer these treatments because we are part of the NHS Minor Ailments Scheme and the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS).

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