Expert advice without an appointment
Your local pharmacist can give you friendly, expert advice about over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions, and there's no need for an appointment. Find your nearest pharmacy now.
As well as dispensing prescriptions, pharmacists provide a range of services related to specific health issues and can advise on minor ailments such as colds, skin conditions and allergies. Other services include emergency contraception and incontinence supplies.
Why should I visit my pharmacist?
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends and you don’t need to make an appointment, making them more convenient than visiting your GP. You can pop in anytime and your local pharmacist will be more than happy to help you.
Pharmacists have studied for years to become experts in the use of medicines.
Where is my nearest pharmacist?
To find out where your local pharmacy is, use the online search on www.nhs.uk or call 0300 311 22 33.
Minor Ailment Service
The Minor Ailment Service allows people who don’t pay prescription charges to obtain advice and treatment for common conditions from local pharmacies for FREE without needing to visit a GP.