You do not need an appointment to see a pharmacist and they can offer professional healthcare advice and support to maintain and improve your health and wellbeing.
Pharmacist: “Morning, how can I help?”
Mother: “I would like to get some advice on my daughter please”.
Pharmacist: “Follow me to the consultation room”.
Mother: “Thank you”.
Meera Thakrar (Pharmacist): “If you or your child has a minor health concern, the first place to go for advice is your local pharmacy”.
Meera Thakrar (Pharmacist): “We’re healthcare experts who can help you with things like coughs, colds, tummy troubles and teething. Right there and then”.
Meera Thakrar (Pharmacist): “And if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, we’ll ensure you get the right help”.
Meera Thakrar (Pharmacist): “Your pharmacy team, we’re here to help you and your family stay well”.
Health on the High Street
Community pharmacists can advise you on the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines for common minor ailments such as:
- Minor injuries
- Tummy troubles
- Women’s health
- Skin conditions
- Aches and pains
There are many other health services that pharmacists and their teams can offer, including:
- Flu vaccinations
- Emergency contraception
- Stop smoking services
- Chlamydia screening and treatment
- Weight management – including advice on healthy eating and physical activity
You can also get support with managing long-term conditions such as diabetes or heart disease by having blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar tests at your local pharmacy. You will still need regular reviews with your GP, nurse or specialist – pharmacists can advise on when is best to see a GP.
Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. But if you think you or your family member are more seriously ill, then a GP or hospital may be more appropriate.