There are lots of conditions where you will be able to get help easily without speaking to a clinician at the surgery.
Making an appointment to discuss minor illnesses, which are often self-limiting (i.e. they tend to get better on their own without a prescription), means that people who really need an appointment struggle to get through. The following are common examples of things which we often find you don't need to speak to a clinician about unless your symptoms are particularly severe, they aren't settling or you feel really unwell. If you are not sure, please check out the links below before you contact us.
(Remember that if you have a new cough you must arrange a COVID test, whether you need an appointment or not)
The NHS App also has a wealth of information which can help you to manage your symptoms.