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Pharmacies

Pharmacists and chemists play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients. Working in the community, primary care and hospitals, pharmacists use their clinical expertise together with their practical knowledge to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by patients and members of the public. Pharmacists and chemists also offer advice on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking.

You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most personal symptoms and you don't need to make an appointment. It is possible to walk into any community pharmacy and ask to speak with the pharmacist. They may be able to spend some time with you. Most pharmacies now have a private consultation area where patients can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard by other members of the public.

Pharmacists dispense your prescriptions and other medicines, offer testing and screening for common conditions and can advise on minor ailments.

The services that may be available from your local pharmacy are:

  • emergency contraception
  • truss fittings
  • incontinence supplies
  • needle exchange and supervised drug administration
  • pregnancy testing
  • stop smoking services
  • Medicines Use Reviews (see information below)
  • New Medicine Service (available from October 1 2011)
  • chlamydia screening and treatment
  • weight management

Minor ailments include:

  • bugs and viruses
  • minor injuries
  • tummy troubles
  • women's health
  • skin conditions
  • allergies
  • aches and pains
  • children's problems

Finding a Pharmacy
You can find a pharmacy near you by searching on NHS Choices or alternatively see the local listings.

Pharmacy Opening Times
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