St George’s Medical Centre

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Short staffed- Long term sickness

Please be aware that our clinical team are currently short staffed due to long-term sickness. We would appreciate that if you have a minor illness* which can be easily treated by a pharmacist that you contact your local pharmacy in the first instance. There is good evidence that advice provided by community pharmacists about minor illness results in the same outcome as if the patient went to see their GP or attended an emergency department. It also frees up time for the Clinicians to deal with more urgent and complex things.

*Hay fever
Bites or Stings
Blisters
Constipation / Diarrhoea
Mouth Ulcers
Scabies
Dry skin
Athlete’s foot
Cold or flu
Cough
Sore throat