Hay fever

If you suffer from Hay Fever, you don’t need to see your GP to treat the effects.

Following NHS guidance, GP surgeries in this area do not routinely prescribe hay fever medication.

You can get advice and purchase medicines from community pharmacies rather than getting a prescription. Some medicines are also available from supermarkets and other shops.

To find your local pharmacy visit www.bnssgccg.nhs.uk/pharmacyfirst and enter your postcode.

168 Medical Group Message

Like many practices across the country, the impact of COVID has led to unparalleled levels of demand for 168 Medical Group. We are doing all we can to ensure those with medically urgent conditions are seen on the day. To support us to help those who need it most, if you are in the early stages of an illness or have a short term minor condition, please use the self-help guides on Ask My GP or the NHS website to self-care. When you contact us, we will ask you what you’ve done to self care. With self-care, many minor illnesses can resolve without needing medical treatment from a GP.

If you still need medical help, please note that our telephone team may refer you to our physiotherapist, mental health nurse or pharmacist if your condition is suitable to be treated by one of our extended healthcare team.

Please remember that our team are here to help you. They are doing a difficult job in challenging times. Please treat them with the same level of respect as you’d expect in return.