Your local pharmacist is a good place to start when you need health advice. Your pharmacist can provide over-the-counter medication for everyday ailments such as coughs and colds, as well as pain relief for headache, stomach ache and earache.

They can also help with:

  • Stocking up with over-the-counter medicines for everyday ailments like coughs, colds, aches and pains.
  • Making sure that if you take regular medication you order your repeat prescriptions in good time.
  • Flu vaccinations for those who are not entitled to a free flu-jab and those who are entitled – ask your pharmacist for details.
  • Health and wellbeing advice, including access to stopping smoking, sexual health and alcohol support services

For more information about how a visit to a pharmacist can save you a GP appointment see What your pharmacist can help with on the NHS Choices website.