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Minor Illness

  • Service for SMG Patients only
  • Mon-Fri 8:40am-7:30pm
  • The appointment will be with a Primary Care Clinician (PCC’s)
  • Appointments are bookable on the day.
  • Primary Care Clinicians see newly presenting illnesses/problems and can prescribe/refer and work closely alongside the Duty Doctor of the day.

Symptoms that can be seen in Minor Illness


Skin and Rashes

Contraception/Women’s Health

·        Nose bleeds recurring simple can be seen. Heavy nose bleeds of more than 20 minutes pt to go to A+E with ENT department Lincoln County or Pilgrim Boston

·        Sinusitis



·        Acute generalised itchy rash

·        Scabies

·        Eczema

·        Slap cheek

·        Shingles

·        Fungal infections

·        Impetigo


·        Routine pill check

·        Emergency contraception

·        Vaginal discharge

·        Mastitis

·        Heavy menstrual bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding to be seen by female clinicians



Abdomen / Digestive


·        Sore eyes

·        Conjunctivitis children under 2 cannot be dealt with by a Pharmacist

·        Blood shot eye

·        Stye

·        Stomach pains

·        Constipation

·        Indigestion/reflux

·        Sickness/diarrhoea

·        UTI’s (bring sample)

·        Haemorrhoids (piles)

·        Breast lumps

·        Testicles

·        Worms in children under 1 years old


Head Neck and Back



·        Headache

·        Migraine

·        Dizziness


·        Joint pain

·        Gout

·        Back ache/pain

·        Sciatica



Symptoms that cannot be seen in Minor Illness

Existing Problems



·        Problems that has already been seen by your GP / is in the process of treatment / referral.

·        Verruca/Warts

·        Mental Health

·        Depression

·        Insomnia



·        Worms in patients over 1 years old





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