Minor Ailments

Many minor illnesses can be treated at home without ever needing to come to the surgery. Your local pharmacist can advise about minor illnesses and using ‘over the counter medication’. On this page you will find our recommendations for your family medicine box and advice on how to manage the common minor illnesses at home.


  • Keep Medicine Boxes in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy