Community Pharmacy Services

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Contact or visit a local community pharmacy for help and support from a qualified healthcare professional for:

  • Clinical advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses. If it's something more serious, they can point you to the right place.
  • Confidential advice on healthy eating, exercise, contraception, stopping smoking and getting
    your blood pressure checked if you’re 40 or over. 
  • Support with taking medicines (including inhalers), managing changes to your medicines and flu
    and covid vaccinations if you are eligible.

Click here to find a pharmacy near you. 


Minor Illnesses

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You can contact or visit your local community pharmacy for help and support from a qualified healthcare professional for minor illnesses. 

  • Pharmacy teams are trained to provide clinical advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses. 
  • If symptoms suggest it is something more serious, they can point you in the right place.
  • Your general practice team or NHS 111 may send you to your local community pharmacy for a same day appointment to access the help you need.

Taking Medicines

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You can contact or visit your local community pharmacy for help and support from a qualified healthcare professional for taking medicines. 

  • Pharmacy Teams can provide confidential consultations to support you with taking medicines or managing changes to your medicines. 
  • They can also check your inhaler technique, including the use of spacers for children, and ensure you have a personalised asthma plan. 
  • Some pharmacists can prescribe medicines where clinically appropriate.

Discharge Medicines Service

This video explains how people can access support with taking medicines at a local community pharmacy following discharge from hospital.


New Medicines Service

This video explains how local community pharmacy teams can support people taking new medicines.


Healthy Living

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You can contact or visit your local community pharmacy for help and support from a qualified healthcare professional for healthy living.

  • Pharmacy teams can provide confidential advice on healthy eating, exercise, weight management, contraception, and stopping smoking.
  • If they can’t provide direct support or treatment, they can signpost you to services that can help.
  • If you are 40 or over, you can get your blood pressure checked and will be sent for further treatment if necessary.
  • If you are eligible, you may be able to have your NHS flu and covid vaccination in certain pharmacies.

NHS Blood Pressure Check

This video explains how local community pharmacy teams are working with GP practices to provide a blood pressure check service.


NHS Contraception Service 

This video explains how local community pharmacies can offer a private consultation and if appropriate prescribe a repeat prescription of the oral contraception pill.

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