For quick health advice, visit your local pharmacist.

Your local pharmacists are medically trained experts in medicines and can help with lots of common conditions and minor illnesses, such as colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

They also offer medication advice, free consultations, vaccinations and much more.

Many pharmacies offer extended opening hours in the evenings and at weekends, and there is no need to book an appointment – just walk in.

As we move into the winter months, there are many pharmacies that can help you to get the help you need.  

For a full list of services and details of where to find your local pharmacy visit NHS Pharmacy Advice.

The services that may be available from your pharmacy include:

  • Emergency contraception
  • Medication Advice
  • Vaccinations
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Stop Smoking Service
  • Pregnancy testing

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Prescription charges

Most adult patients must pay a charge for prescribed medicines, though some people are entitled to free prescriptions.

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