Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns.
Your local pharmacy team can provide quick and timely advice and help for your health, without an appointment.
Members of the pharmacy team can:
- provide health advice on minor illnesses and ways to Self Care;
- answer questions about your prescription and over-the-counter medicines;
- fulfil prescriptions; and
- signpost you to alternative healthcare services if they can’t help, or think your condition is more serious and should be seen by another healthcare professional
Many pharmacies offer other services too, such as asthma inhaler use and advice; blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar testing; and certain types of screening checks and flu vaccinations. Patients are asked to note that not all of these additional services are free, and charges may apply in certain circumstances.
Find out more about pharmacy services and how they can help you:
How to find a pharmacy
You can quickly find the location and list of pharmacy locations and services they provide through the NHS Find a Pharmacy website. You can find a searchable list of pharmacies that offer flu vaccinations here.
If you don’t have access to the internet and have a medical query that needs advice, you can call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk. They will be able to refer you to the most appropriate resource for your health needs, which may be a pharmacy.