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Can your local pharmacist help you?
Instead of visiting your GP, a pharmacist may be able to help you more quickly.
Here is a list of the most common ailments that a pharmacist can help with.
Changes to prescribing over the counter medicines
NHS guidelines for prescribing medicines for minor conditions have changed. The NHS has listed a number of conditions where it is recommended that you seek advice from your pharmacist and purchase medicines which are often low cost. NHS guidance asks practices to advise you to seek advice and medicines at your pharmacy for the conditions listed below.
You can get advice and purchase medicines at little cost from community pharmacies rather than getting a prescription.
Some medicines are also available from supermarkets and other shops.
Visit www.bnssgccg.nhs.uk/pharmacyfirst for more information on the changes as well as advice on keeping well.
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.