Pharmacists are able to advise on general health issues such as giving up smoking, and they can dispense your prescriptions and dispose of unwanted medicines. They can also offer advice and treatments for minor ailments saving a visit to the doctor’s surgery. These may include:
- Aches and pains
- Coughs and colds
- Infections and viruses
- Minor Injuries
- Skin conditions
Visit the NHS Website to find your local pharmacies and their opening times.
Pharmacy First Scheme
If you have got a common ailment such as a cough, sore throat, or sticky eye, please ask your GP practice receptionist or your local pharmacy about the Pharmacy First Scheme. For more details about the scheme please follow the link – pdf Pharmacy First Scheme (602 KB)
Further information is available at http://www.northstaffslpc.co.uk/services/pharmacy-first-services/pharmacy-first-common-ailments-service/
Easter opening times for pharmacies
Think PHARMACY FIRST and go to a community pharmacy for help and advice. Pharmacy First Services help ease pressure on the NHS acute services and help patients access the care they need.
pdf Pharmacy opening times over the Easter break. (167 KB)