How your local pharmacy can help

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Pharmacists are trained experts in managing minor illnesses and using medicines safely.

Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that.

As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy problems and aches and pains – pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception.

Many pharmacies are open late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in or find a pharmacy near you.

For further information on how your pharmacy team can help you, please visit the NHS website.