We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.
Before you book an appointment to see a GP, please consider whether an appointment with our Practice Nurses, our Assistant Practitioner or the Community Pharmacist might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.
Our Receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see, if you give them a brief description of your problem.
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.
Your Pharmacist can help too
Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.
You can call the Community Pharmacy in St. David’s or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment. There are other Community Pharmacies in Haverfordwest, Goodwick and Fishguard.
Your Pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a Doctor or Nurse.
Pharmacy ‘Common Ailments’ Service
Local Community Pharmacies can offer free treatment and advice under the Common Ailments scheme, for the following 27 common conditions:
acne, athlete’s foot, back pain, bacterial conjunctivitis, chicken pox, cold sores, colic, constipation, diarrhoea, dry eyes, dry skin, haemorrhoids, hay fever, head lice, indigesion, in-growing toenails, intertrigo, mouth ulcers, nappy rash, oral thrush, ringworm, scabies, sore throat, teething, threadworms, vaginal thrush, warts/verruca.
The ‘Common Ailments Service’ is designed to make it easier for people to get NHS approved treatment and to free up GP appointments for more serious conditions.
You can call NHS Direct on 111 or 0845 46 47 for more advice, to check your symptoms or for more information about local services.
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”
If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.