Pharmacists work with other professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to give you the best possible care as part of the NHS team.
Every pharmacist trains initially for five years in the use of medicines, managing minor illnesses and providing health & wellbeing advice. Pharmacists continue to develop their clinical and professional skills throughout their career.
All pharmacy staff have accredited medicines training.
Your community pharmacy is the right place to go for help with minor illnesses such as coughs, colds, eye infections and earache. The pharmacist can give clinical advice on many other matters too.
Sometimes your local doctors’ surgery will suggest you see your local pharmacist for convenient, professional advice and treatment for minor illnesses. Or your pharmacist may refer you to the GP, if it’s something that can’t be sorted out in the pharmacy or requires further investigation.
Working together so you get the right health care advice and support in the right place, from the right people.