Pharmacists are qualified experts who can offer health advice and remedies for lots of medical problems.
You do not need an appointment to see a pharmacist. Many pharmacists have private consultation rooms.
To find your nearest pharmacy click here.
Pharmacists can give you expert advice on minor ailments and illness, such as:
- bugs and viruses
- minor injuries
- tummy troubles
- women’s health
- skin conditions
- aches and pains
- children’s ailments
Some pharmacies offer extra services including:
- contraceptive pill repeat prescriptions (without the need to see a doctor or nurse)
- blood pressure testing
- emergency contraception
- truss fittings
- incontinence supplies
- needle exchange and supervised drug administration
- pregnancy testing
- stop smoking services
- medicines use reviews
- chlamydia screening and treatment
- weight management
Minor Ailments Scheme
If you do not pay for prescriptions, pharmacists can sometimes offer you medicines free of charge or without you needing an appointment with your doctor. Learn more here.
Pharmacy bank holiday hours
The pharmacy opening hours for the bank holidays in May are available here.