Your local Pharmacist is a trained medicine expert who can dispense and advise you on the safe use of prescription, repeat prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Most pharmacies are open until late and at weekends, and they all have a private area where you can talk to a Pharmacist in confidence. You don’t need to book an appointment to see a Pharmacist.
When should you use a pharmacy?
- If you have a minor injury and need advice or medicine to care for yourself at home
- If you start feeling unwell and want advice or medicine to treat yourself at home before it gets worse
However, did you know that pharmacies do more than just dispense medicine? They also provide many other services, including:
Emergency Access to Medicine Scheme
There are currently 24 pharmacies that take part in this scheme across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire to ensure prompt access to certain prescription-only medicines that may be needed in an emergency, including “End of Life” drugs.