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Ask Your Pharmacist

We are happy to have an excellent working relationship with the many pharmacies in the area. Many of these offer a prescription collection service from the surgery, and repeat prescribing for those on a stable medication regime.

They are also an excellent first port-of-call for medical advice as outlined below - just ask them!

Common problems your pharmacist can help with

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve.

It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot.

But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.

Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time – just walk in.

All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem.

If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP instead.

What's more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.

If everybody went to a pharmacist with common health problems, more time would be freed up for our GPs. This might make it easier to get a convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one.

So, if you have a common health problem, a trip to your local pharmacy is an option.

For more information on all the services on offer, see http://www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk/ or http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/choosewell/

Your pharmacist may be able to help with:

skin conditions, such as mild acne and mild eczema

coughs and colds, including nasal congestion and sore throat

minor cuts and bruises

constipation and haemorrhoids (piles)

hay fever and allergies

aches and pains, such as headachesearache and back pain

indigestiondiarrhoea and threadworms

period pain and thrush

warts and verrucasmouth ulcers and cold sores

athlete's foot

nappy rash and teething

Some pharmacies also provide truss fittings, stoma products and incontinence supplies.

For further information please visit:

Choose Well Wales 

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