Every year, lots of GP appointments are for illnesses that you can actually treat yourself, without having to see a doctor!
You can buy medicines for these illnesses over the counter from a pharmacy or supermarket. If we all had the correct information on what these illnesses are, we’d be able to save the NHS a huge amount of money, which could be spent on other things like nurses or cancer treatment.
Have a look at this guide on Over the Counter (‘OTC’) medicines by clicking on the image below:
How can you treat yourself?
There is a handy list the NHS has made, of 33 illnesses that can be treated using over the counter medicines. Take a look at this guide…