If you have a minor or self limiting illness please click self care for advice, this may avoid an unnecessary consultation for a self limiting illness, and help the GP use their time more appropriately to see acute, chronic or complex patients.
You can access appropriate information from our self care page or from the self care forum website or ask advice from a local Pharmacist. There are fact sheets on the self care forum website for common minor ailments, giving advice for looking after yourself.
Referral to secondary care or community care
NHS England, BMA and N.A.P.P have provided a new patient information leaflet to explain what happens when a patient is referred to a specialist/consultant and what the process is with regards medication and fit to work notes when under the care of the specialist/consultant. See the link below:
Click here to learn about what happens when you are referred
Click below to read patient information about what we prescribe in Warrington.......
Self Care Patient Information
My Life Warrington website gives information about what is available in Warrington for the following topics. Health and Wellbeing, Support for Carers and Child Care. Our Patient Advisors will use this site to help navigate you to services to give you extra support.
Health professionals in Warrington will no longer prescribe additional medications for short term minor health problems, unless there is a specialist clinical need or for certain other exemptions. This follows on from a public consultation.
Full list of self-care medicines
Head lice treatments
Treatments for infant colic
Creams/ointments for nappy rash
Treatment for vaginal thrush
Eye care products
Treatments for mild acne
Dandruff and cradle cap treatments
Baby milks (unless a clinical need for a specialist milk)
Pain killers for minor aches and pains
Tonics, vitamins and health supplements
Ear wax removers
Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes, gargles and toothpastes
Indigestion remedies for occasional use
Creams for bruising, tattoos, and scars
Hair removal creams
Moisturisers and bath additives for dry skin
Foods and food supplements
Pain relief cream/ointment for short-term use
Oral antihistamines for hayfever
Decongestant nasal sprays
Teething gels and mouth ulcer treatments
Warts and verrucae paints