You can contact your GP electronically within practice hours via our e-Consult facility

Please note e-Consult is only suitable for anything a GP wouldn't physically need to see you for. 

Examples of good use of e-Consult are extension to sick notes, acne/rashes/skin complaints in adults (where you have the ability to send photos to the clinician)


Feedback from e-Consult from May 2021 is below ; 

75% of patients were satisfied with the service

75% would recommend e-Consult to family/friends

88% said their issue was completely resolved within 7 days of using the service 

100% said they were contacted in stated response time 


Pharmacy self help

You can also contact local pharmacies with a variety of minor ailments. Lots of local Pharmacies offer Care at the Chemist, which means you can have a

consultation with a trained Pharmacist who can then prescribe medicines for you.

Southport and Formby CCG website has a list of participating Pharmacies https://www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/care-at-the-chemist/

Examples of things that can be dealt with over the counter are headlice, warts & verrucas, eczema, hayfever, insect bites, nappy rash, coughs and colds, stomach upsets and short term sleeping difficulties