Doctors and Healthcare experts in Wandsworth are urging patients to visit their pharmacist at the first sign of a minor illness this winter. With expertise in lots of different medicines, they can help with a wide range of minor illnesses, from skin rashes to earaches and flu.
As we move into the winter months, there are many pharmacies across BOROUGH that can help you to get the help you need. Many pharmacies are open late and offer private consultations, no appointment necessary.
What can pharmacy's help with?
- Minor health concerns such as: sore throats, coughs, tummy troubles, sleeping problems, mouth ulcers and constipation and diarrhoea.
- Flu vaccinations.
- Healthy living services and support to help you to quit smoking
- Access to the repeat prescription service (with agreement from your GP) or even an emergency supply of medicine (subject to the decision of the pharmacist).
- A 'New Medicine Service' is available at pharmacies to give you extra help and advice if you're just starting on a new medicine for the following conditions:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- people who have been given a new blood-thinning medicine
- Emergency contraception
- Asthma inhaler use and advice
- Chlamydia screening and treatment
- Blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar testing
If symptoms suggest it's something more serious, pharmacists have the training to make sure you get the help you need.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends and you don't need an appointment.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff.
For more information
To discover the full range of services on offer from your local pharmacist, search NHS pharmacy advice now.