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   Over Surgery & Pharmacy       

         1 Drings Close, Over, Cambridge, CB24 5NZ

         Phone: 01954 231550   |   Fax: 01954 231573

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The surgery is closing for lunch everyday from 2nd July between 1-2pm

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When you need help because you are unwell or have an injury, make sure you choose the right NHS service to get the best treatment. There are lots of different services that can help from your GP and walk-in centres to your pharmacist and when appropriate, A&E. Have a look at the video below for further information.




At Over Surgery we can deal with minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, minor dislocations and burns, scalds and insect bites. Have a look at our Minor Injuries section of our Clinics & Services to get a more complete idea of what we offer.


Self-care and Symptom Checker

Helpful self-care fact sheets are available here.


You can also use the Symptom Checker below which links with NHS Choices to give you some helpful information on managing different health issues.


Symptom Checker

Click on your condition from the drop down below and click 'Go' to find the correct treatment




Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (C&PCCG) also have a helpful website highlighting and helping you to decide what service to use. The following video has been been developed by them and is very useful as is the app - see the poster underneath.



Choose Well App:


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Kids back at school? And the bugs that come with it? 


No sooner do the kids start a new term than they pick up some lurgy or other. 


Coughs and colds, upset tummies, sickness bugs and headlice are among some of the main culprits, all of which can be treated at home with basic medicine available from your local pharmacy - no GP appointment or prescription required! Alternatively practice nurses, can help with lots of minor conditions which mean you don’t need to see a GP.


Remember that children can get between eight to 10 colds a year, and a cough can last at least three weeks before it starts to improve. Visiting your GP and getting medication on prescription, which could be easily bought over the counter, costs the local NHS approximately £45 each time you visit.


For further information on treatment of common childhood illnesses you can view or download the local NHS ‘Your Guide to Childhood Illnesses’.  A handy guide on common childhood illnesses for parents of children under six, it also has information about spotting the signs of a serious illness and local NHS services.


link to the guide is:


Heading off to university or have children starting university?


Whether you’re a fresher or heading into your final year, or a parent of a university student, we have a few basic health care tips for students.


1. Get the ACWY vaccine – it protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y. Ask your GP practice for the vaccine.

2. Register with a GP when you get to university. You never know when you might need medical help. If you take any regular medicines that are only available on prescription, for example the contraceptive pill, make sure you have enough to last the term or until you can register with a doctor close the university.

3. Take a first aid kit with you. It might not be the most exciting thing to pack but a first aid kit with plasters, painkillers, treat for upset stomachs, thermometer, tweezers, insect bite cream or spray and antiseptic cream is a good start.


Stocking up your medicine cabinet


Stock up for summer!

The warmer weather often means that we spend more time getting out and about. That's why it is even more important to make sure you stock up on some summer self-care essentials in case you need them.

Key first aid essentials include:

  • Painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen
  • Antihistamines for allergies/hay fever
  • Antiseptic cream for bites and stings Sunscreen at least factor 15 
  • Plasters and bandages 
  • Diarrhoea/constipation relief medication 
  • Travel sickness medication


All of these are easily availale to buy at local pharmacies or supermarkets.



Don't let hay fever spoil your summer

Did you know you don't need to see your GP for hay fever treatment?

Hay fever and seasonal allergy treatments such as tablets, eye drops and nasal sprays are all easily available at low cost from your local pharmacy – no prescription from your GP required!

Antihistamines are usually the best treatment for hay fever and these can easily be bought from local pharmacies or supermarkets. Buying a packet of 30 tablets can cost as little as £2, but if a patient goes to their GP to get a prescription then it costs the NHS considerably more.

By going to the pharmacy you'll be saving yourself time and money, freeing up GP appointments for people with more urgent needs as well as doing your bit to help the NHS save money on unnecessary prescription costs.

For more information about treating allergies or to find your nearest pharmacy and opening times visit www.nhs.uk

Top tips to help ease hay fever symptoms:

  • Keep house and car windows closed, especially when the pollen count is high (early morning between 7am to 9am and evenings between 5pm and 7pm)
  • Avoid large grassy areas, woodland, cutting the grass and car fumes
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses
  • Use petroleum jelly inside your nose to block inhalation of pollen
  • Don't dry washing outside to avoid pollen sticking to your clothes 
  •  When you get in from outside wash your hands, face, hair, rinse your eyes and change your clothes.






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