For Advice About Minor Ailments
You don’t always need an appointment with your G.P.
If you are unsure, the following may guide you to obtaining the right care :
http://harrow.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk (app onto your smartphone or tablet)
When should I worry?
http://whenshouldiworry.com has a useful table of common symptoms and how long they commonly take to improve.
If you think you need a letter from your doctor, please check first on the link below
Your local Pharmacist is trained to offer advice on self care with minor health problems (e.g. viral coughs and colds, upset stomachs, simple aches and pains, hayfever, simple eye infections, verrucae, headlice, fungal foot infections, emergency contraception). They will know when medical help is needed and direct you to your doctor.
For children under 5 years old
Community Health Visitors can advise you on simple issues regarding your child's development such as feeding/sleeping/behaviour problems.
Dental services are not covered by GPs and emergency dental advice is available locally:-