Community pharmacists are experts in medicines and can offer a more convenient, quicker way to obtain clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns such as:
- Coughs, colds and flu
- Bugs and viruses
- Minor injuries
- Tummy troubles
- Women's health
- Skin conditions
- Aches and pains
- Children's problems
If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right clinical training to make sure you get the help you need immediately and can refer patients to a GP or A&E where necessary.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you just walk in.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with staff without being overheard.
If you’re regularly prescribed the same medicine you can collect your repeat prescription directly from your pharmacy, you can chose which pharmacy you would prefer to collect from and it means fewer trips to the GP!
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