General Practice referrals to the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

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Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns.

As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need. For example they will tell you if you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

All pharmacists train for 5 years in the use of medicines. They are also trained in managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice.

When contacting the practice for an appointment, our team may refer you to a direct you to a local NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service if your symptoms can be dealt with by a local pharmacist.

Should the pharmacist feel you need to see another health care professional, they can help you arrange this.

Pharmacists can also help arrange an urgent supply of regular medication, and with your consent ensure your medical records are updated with the outcome of your consultation.

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