The list of what we can treat at Vincent Smith Pharmacy is extensive. We are run modern prescribing clinics that offer both NHS and private treatments including our minor ailments service.
What we can treat…
This list gives an example of what we treat on the NHS and what we can offer as private (paid for) treatments:
Some treatments are available on the NHS and others may only be available as private procedures. But your pharmacist will discuss treatment options with us so you can make an informed choice.
We also offer a walk-in clinic for the treatment of chest infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), suspected tonsillitis and throat infections plus ear infections. This is a private service which uses our consultation rooms for your privacy. We offer a full examination to assess your condition followed by treatment advice.
Why come to a pharmacy for minor conditions?
Firstly, the benefit to you is the convenience of accessing treatment without having to see your GP first. This means you often don’t have to book an appointment. And even if you do, we don’t have waiting times as many GP surgeries do. Visiting your friendly high street pharmacy is quicker and easier.
Secondly, the NHS benefits. Being able to access treatment for minor conditions through your pharmacy eases the pressure off of GPs and A&E departments. So, you don’t need to visit a GP for a cough or lower back pain. Or pop into A&E for paracetamol!
Thirdly, many GPs will now refer you on to a pharmacy for accessing healthcare for minor ailments. So you may find you can avoid a wasted journey to your GP by coming directly to a pharmacy instead.
But don’t worry. Our pharmacists are clinically-trained to provide these treatments. Plus, we know when to refer you to your GP or to A&E. This way you know that you’re in the right place to receive the treatment you need.
We are able to offer these treatments because we are part of the NHS Minor Ailments Scheme.
Visit a Vincent Smith Pharmacy for our minor ailments service
Visit us in-store or you can phone us first if you prefer. We have private consultation rooms available should you prefer to be discrete. We’re a friendly team of pharmacy professionals dedicated to improving the health of our community.