Phramacists can also offer medication advice, free consultations, vaccinations, emergency contraception, incontinence supplies, pregnancy testing and much more.
Among the other minor illnesses pharmacists may be able to offer expert clinical advice on are:
- Mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and impetigo
- Sore throats
- Eye infections
- Bites and stings
- Vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea
- Head lice (nits).
Pharmacists can also help people with a range of other issues such as providing advice and support for those with long-term health conditions, explaining how to use new medicines and disposal of unwanted or out-of-date medicines.
No appointments are needed, and many local pharmacies have private consultation rooms so people can ask for advice in confidence.
Pharmacists also have the right training to identify and advise if someone needs to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.
More information about how pharmacies can help is available at https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/prescriptions-and-pharmacies/pharmacies/how-your-pharmacy-can-help/.