You may not need that GP appointment after all...
By visiting your pharmacy instead of your GP, you could save yourself time and trouble – no need to book an appointment, just walk in. This also means your GP can focus on treating people who are sicker than you.
Pharmacists can help recognise and treat many common illnesses. They can give advice and where appropriate, recommend over-the-counter medicines that could help clear up the problem.
If they think you need to see a GP for your illness, they will advise you to do that.
Visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/common-illnesses-your-pharmacist-can-help-with/ for more information on the Minor Ailments scheme.