Your local pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can give you clinical advice and treatment for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, aches and pains. They can also help you decide whether you need to contact other healthcare services such as contraception and sexual health.
You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most personal symptoms without an appointment. Many pharmacies now have a consultation area where you can discuss health concerns in private.
Some of the services available from your local pharmacy include help for:
- Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
- Raised temperature/fever
- Coughs, colds, flu
- Ear infections and earache
- Urine infections and cystitis
- Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
- Emergency repeat prescription service
What If I Need To See A Pharmacist Out Of Hours?
Certain pharmacies open voluntarily outside of normal working hours. For more information about Pharmacy opening times over the holidays click here.