Pharmacists can give advice about minor illness and injury, and appropriate treatment and medication. Pharmacists may offer a range of other services for example: smoking cessation advice, weight management advice and blood pressure testing. They can assess your symptoms and help decide if you need to see a doctor. Pharmacists are extensively trained and may be available for advice on a drop-in basis during opening hours.
Some pharmacies will collect your prescriptions from your doctor’s surgery for you, and some may deliver repeat prescriptions to your home. Ask your surgery for details of local chemists that offer this service.