We’re experiencing extremely high levels of demand at the moment, with a 25% increase over the last month in the number of incoming calls. This means that patients are also having to wait longer to see a clinician, which obviously we don’t want.
One option which many patients don’t know about is Pharmacy First (also called the Minor Ailments Scheme). For a range of minor ailments, you can see a pharmacist at any Leeds pharmacy for medical advice, free of charge. If you need a prescription, then they can do this for you and if you don’t normally pay for prescriptions then there won’t be any charge. We’ve added details at the link below.