Pharmacy services including medical advice

Your local pharmacist is a trained medical professional. They are able to provide medical advice as well as over the counter medication for things such as:

  • Coughs and colds, including congestion and a sore throat
  • Earache
  • Athletes foot
  • Thrush and period pain
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Fever
  • Blocked nose
  • Sprain or strain
  • Hangover
  • Skin conditions such as mild acne, eczema, or a rash

Specialist services

Private consultation room

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room so that you’re able to speak to your pharmacist discreetly.

Contraceptive advice (including the morning after pill)

Your pharmacist can offer sexual health advice, including emergency contraception. If you’ve had unprotected sex, ask for the morning after pill to help avoid pregnancy. In some pharmacies, this is free to under 25’s.

Pregnancy testing

If you have had any symptoms to suggest you might be pregnant or you need the piece of mind there are pharmacies that offer pregnancy testing.

Travel vaccinations

If you are planning a trip abroad there may be vaccinations you require before travelling. Pharmacies can provide advice before you travel, and some can provide the vaccinations you may need too.

Malaria prevention treatment

If you are visiting a country with a malarial risk then you will need to take a course of tablets to reduce your risk of catching it. There are pharmacies that provide malaria prevention and give you advice on other vaccinations you may need.

Chlamydia testing

It is always a good idea to have regular sexual health checks especially if you have a new sexual partner. You can talk privately with a pharmacist for advice on sexual health and many pharmacies offer free chlamydia testing for under 25s.

Repeat prescription

A medication that your doctor has authorised on your file which can be supplied regularly for a set amount of time, without having repeat appointments with the GP.

Support with new medicine

A pharmacist will help you to manage your condition and adapt to your medical requirements.

Help to review your medicine

Speak to a pharmacist about which medicine to use, and how it should be used. If you have any issues with medication, you can speak to your pharmacist about these too.

Stop smoking service

Your pharmacist will be able to offer advice and support to help you quit smoking more successfully.

Flu jabs

Most of us can deal with the common cold, but the influenza virus (flu) can be much worse. It’s most likely to occur in winter and early spring, but you can ward it off by getting a flu jab.