Did you know that you can treat many minor illnesses and injuries without having to see a doctor at all? As well as dispensing prescriptions, pharmacists provide a range of services and provide ‘on the spot’ help and advice
Community pharmacists, like GPs, are part of the NHS family.
- There are currently 98 pharmacies in Warwickshire
- 94% of the population use local pharmacies at least once a year
There are community pharmacies situated in high street locations, in neighbourhood centres, in out-of-town developments, in supermarkets, and in some GP practices and in the heart of the most deprived communities.
Many are open long hours when other health care professionals are unavailable including weekends, late nights and bank holidays.
There are several different types and sizes of community pharmacies, ranging from the large chains to small individually owned pharmacies and a qualified pharmacist will be available in each pharmacy.
Community pharmacy is the first port of call when most people have minor ailments like coughs and colds.
Phamacists also dispense your prescriptions, provide a range of services related to specific health related issues and can advise on minor ailments including:
- Bugs and viruses
- Minor injuries
- Tummy troubles
- Women's health
- Skin conditions
- Aches and pains
- Children's problems