Drop into your local pharmacy anytime to get expert advice or information on healthcare, as well as help with your medicines. There is no need to make an appointment.
Your pharmacist sells a wide range of over the counter medicines to treat minor ailments such as hay fever, athlete’s foot and cold sores (treatment for minor ailments is provided free of charge under the Minor Ailment Service to patients exempt from prescription charges).
All pharmacies dispense prescriptions and most supply emergency contraception on the NHS. If you run out of your regular medicines and can’t obtain a prescription from your GP, your pharmacist can dispense an urgent repeat supply.