As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.
- Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
- Mild laxatives
- Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
- Rehydration mixture
- Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
- Travel sickness tablets
- Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
- Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
- Tweezers and sharp scissors
- A thermometer
- A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings
- Keep the medicine chest 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- Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy
In line with NHS England policy Tennant Street Medical Practice has a list of common medications that our GPs will only prescribe in special circumstances.
Prescribing is costing the NHS billions of pounds per year and you can help the situation by seeing your local pharmacist and buying certain medications yourself. Your local pharmacist is able to advise on common ailments and is always available when the pharmacy is open.