Hello! I suffer a lot from sore throats and I've never had much luck with going to the doctor as they just tell you to rest. I've found that drinking camomile, honey and vanilla tea ( sounds horrible, but it isn't ) with extra honey really works to soothe the soreness. You can have it as often as you like unlike the aspirin type things that are regulated. If your glands are stiff etc, maybe you should go and have a check up, but in my experience, the walk in centres are very very busy at the weekend. I went once with my mum and we waited nearly 4 hours to see a doctor.