Is a GP Appointment the Most Appropriate Option for Your Problem?

Open the page Health A to Z of health conditions. It provides useful information on a wide ride of conditions, best line of treatment and which health provider is the best to deal with your current problem. Please click on the links to use the health checker to see if a GP appointment is the most appropriate option.


Widnes Urgent Care Centre

Is this service more appropiate for you?

Opening times: 365 days per year. 7am Р10pm (No appointment needed)

Location: Caldwell Road, Widnes, WA8 7GD

What do They Treat? If you have one of the following minor injuries or minor ailments you could be treated at the NHS Widnes Urgent Care Centre.

  • Minor Cuts or Wounds
  • Sore Throats
  • Bites or Stings
  • Rashes and Allergic Reactions
  • Prescribed Medication (subject to assessment)
  • Minor Burns or Scalds
  • Coughs and Colds
  • Muscle or Joint Injuries (e.g sprains and strains)
  • Earache
  • Eye Injuries and Infections
  • Emergency Contraception

What They do Not Treat?

  • Cardiac chest pain
  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Head injuries with loss of consciousness
  • Head injuries under 1 years old
  • Strokes
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Chronic conditions

Care at the Chemist

The NHS Care at the Chemist Scheme has been introduced to alleviate the strain on inappropriate GP appointments. Local pharmacists can give advice and treatment for a wide range of minor conditions without the need to see a GP. Please see below for conditions that pharmacies can currently treat. If you have one of these problems you best line of treatment would be to see a pharmacist.