Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.

It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.


Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.

Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.


Orcha is a health apps library which lists clinically approved and recommended apps to help you manage your health and wellbeing. It includes apps that can help you be more active, manage your mental wellbeing, long term conditions and much more.

You can take a look at the recommended apps available, on the Bradford district and Craven health app website.

What is the Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) can help you if you have developed a new or very recent minor eye problem. Click the link below for more information:

Minor Eye Problems Leaflet

Is your child poorly?

A quick guide for parents and carers of young children

A new booklet to help parents and carers of young children, who have common childhood illnesses, to care for them at home has been produced by the three Bradford district and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

Developed in partnership with GPs, community pharmacists and clinical leads, the booklet aims to be a ‘go to’ guide giving practical advice for minor illnesses such as a coughs, colds and sore throats as well as tips to help treat other conditions such as constipation or upset stomachs.

Please click on the link below


manage your infection

Common ailments that can be self managed :

The Common Cold

Cough In Adults

Middle Ear Infection (Acute Otitis Media)

Sore Throat

Stay Well Door Drop Leaflet

Bites and stings

Child fever

Cough and cold


Sprains and strains

Dodgy tummy

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