Pharmacy | How can they help?

Your local pharmacy can provide expert and confidential advice regarding your minor illnesses. They specialise in medicines and treatment for minor illness for approximately 5 years, so they should be your go-to when suffering with a minor illness, not your GP.

Pharmacists can help you treat several minor illnesses, including:

  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Runny nose
  • Headache flu-like symptoms
  • Indigestion

Your pharmacist can also help you with lots of other things you may not realise, which could save a GP appointment for someone who needs it. This includes:

  • Give advice on medication and whether you need to see your GP
  • Help you manage certain long-term conditions
  • Dispense medicine when you give them your prescription
  • Dispense repeat prescriptions without the need to visit your GP
  • Give sexual health and contraception advice

Whilst at your pharmacy, it’s a good idea to stock up on basic necessities for your medicines cabinet at home, to help you treat minor illnesses with self-care. It would cost approximately only £10 to completely fill your medicine cabinet with everything you’d need.