Clinical problems and conditions are classed as minor illness when either they can be self treated or are uncomplicated thus not requiring further investigation.
“Minor Illness” is a medical term but this does not mean it is unimportant. We appreciate from a patient’s point of view many such instances will not feel ‘minor’ in any sense. However it is important we try as a practice to support our patients who have complex medical problems and use all the doctors time as appropriately as possible.
If you are unsure you can treat yourself have a look at the self-care advice below talk to your local pharmacy who can give advice on a lot of minor health problems.