See below for further advice on minor conditions/dental or to find your local NHS service.
Visiting your local pharmacy is a great way to access prompt advice and treatments for common conditions, especially after GP surgeries have closed for the day and on the weekends.
Some of the work traditionally done by GPs is now done by pharmacists instead. This includes giving prescription-only medication for a number of minor ailments without the need to see a doctor. And, like other medications in Wales, these are also free.
You have to register with the pharmacy to use the scheme, but the process only takes a few minutes.
Consultations are carried out in a private room and if the pharmacist decides you still need to see a doctor they will refer you.
Common ailments covered by the scheme are:
|Backache (acute)||Ingrowing toenail|
|Cold sores||Mouth ulcers|
|Conjunctivitis (bacterial)||Oral thrush|
|Dermatitis (acute)||Sore throat/tonsillitis|
If tooth or gum pain develops contact your own dentist as they can provide emergency treatment.
If you are not registered with a practice or develop a problem outside of normal working hours ring 111 and they will help you find your nearest emergency dentist.
If you receive urgent dental treatment the charge will be £14 unless you are exempt from paying NHS charges. If you do not have to pay for treatment, you will be asked to provide evidence of this when you attend the practice.
Toothache on its own (for example, toothache with no other accompanying symptoms or signs) is not a dental emergency. Patients with toothache should not attend an Emergency Department.
Your local optician can provide emergency appointments.
If muscle and joint aches and pains are affecting your day-to-day life, you can make an appointment with a physiotherapist yourself, or walk-in to one of our clinics. Go to this page
We run regular clinics from a number of sites across Neath Port Talbot, providing FREE and CONFIDENTIAL advice and treatment by specialist trained staff. Go to this page
Adults and children over the age of one who have had an accident within the last couple of weeks can be seen at the Neath Port Talbot Hospital Minor Injury Unit.
It is open between 7.30am and 11.00pm, seven days a week, at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7BX.
An experienced team of specially-trained emergency nurse practitioners, triage nurses and health care support workers treat patients for minor conditions including:
The team CANNOT TREAT: