Self Treatment and Local Pharmacy (Including UTI, physio and podiatry)

We've provided links below to information on the most common minor ailments. GPs spend a deal of time each day advising patients on ailments which will get better by themselves. Please help yourself by following the advice before you ask to see a doctor or nurse - if you continue to have a problem, we will be happy to see you. 

Acne      Boils and Nail Infections      Colds     Conjunctivitis     Constipation     Cough     Cystitis and Kidney Infections     Diarrhoea    Earwax(we are not currently carrying our ear syringing in practice)  Eczema and Dermatitis     Haemorrhoids     Hayfever      Headache     Heartburn and Indigestion     Migraine     Nasal Congestion     Psoriasis     Sore Throat      Ticks/Lyme Disease  Warts   

There are also a number of conditions which can be treated at your pharmacy - 

Acne/ Allergies/ Athletes Foot/ Cold Sores/ Conjuctivitis/ Coughs, Colds and Nasal Congestion/ Diarrhoea/ Hay fever/ Headlice/ Insect bites and stings/ Nappy rash/ Rashes (if otherwise well)/ Sprains and Strians/ Threadworms/ Thrush (vaginall)/ Thrush (oral)/ Travel Sickness/ Urinary Tract Infections (see below)/ Wart and Verrucas

Podiatry Self Referral - your self referral will be assessed by the podiatrist and you will be contacted by letter with the outcome, this may include an assessment or self management options. Please complete the attached form by clicking here and post or e-mail to Podiatry Service, Aberdeen Health and Care Village, 50 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5HY E-mail gram.podiatryselfreferral@nhs.scot

Physio Self Referral - Please go to the Grampian MSK Website for information on self management of MSK conditions and a link to the physio self referral form

Occupational Therapy Self Referral - You can complete a self referral form for Occupational Health Assessment by clicking here

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - use the flowchart below to check when you should be visiting your local pharmacy to deal with a UTI /Suspected UTI

Are you female aged 16-65

Yes - continue

No – call GP

Are you pregnant, already on antibiotics or have a catheter in situ

No - continue

Yes – call GP

Have you had a UTI within the last year

Yes - continue

No – go to local pharmacy for treatment

Have you had any of the following –

UTI which was treated with antibiotics in the last 28 days

Two or more UTI episodes within the last 6 months

Three or more episodes within the last 12 months

No - go to local pharmacy for treatment

Yes – call GP



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