St Catherine's Surgery

First + Second Floor, Wing 4, St Catherine's Health Centre, Church Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH42 0LQ

Telephone: 0151 643 6700

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Step 2

Step 2: Your local pharmacy or chemist can provide you with expert advice for free.

Many pharmacies even have private consultation rooms and are open in the evenings and weekends. Check with your local pharmacy for their opening hours.

Pharmacists can advise on how to treat the following:

  • Skin conditions, such as mild acne and mild eczema
  • Coughs and colds, including nasal congestion and sore throat
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Constipation and haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Aches and pains, such as headaches, earache and back pain
  • Indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
  • Period pain and thrush
  • Warts and verrucas, mouth ulcers and cold sores
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Nappy rash and teething
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)


Pharmacy First

The Pharmacy First service forms part of the NHS delivery plan for recovering access to primary care and aims to position local pharmacies as the first point of contact for minor health concerns. Under the scheme, community pharmacies can supply prescription-only medicines for seven common conditions. Together with expanding oral contraceptives and blood pressure services offered by pharmacies. Pharmacy First allows patients to share their health worries with local pharmacists who’ve been trained to thoroughly assess symptoms and provide reliable advice and treatments. Pharmacists First can treat the following:

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Infected insect bite
  • Impetigo 
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.
  • Shingles

If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP instead.

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