Health Advice

How Your Pharmacist Can Help You

Pharmacists are experts in the use of medicines and are able to diagnose and offer treatment for a range of illnesses and ailments immediately, without the need to make a doctor’s appointment. Pharmacists can also advise you when you should seek further medical assistance. Pharmacists can give advice, or when appropriate, medicines that can help to clear up the problem and offer a range of branded or non-branded medicines.

If you have any questions about any medication, they would be happy to talk to you. In particular, to avoid dangerous drug-drug interactions, you should consult a pharmacist before you take prescription medicines and over-the-counter preparations at the same time.


NHS 111

When to contact NHS 111

NHS 111 can be accessed either by telephone or online.

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you should:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Attend a face to face appointment

If you need face to face medical attention NHS 111 can book an appointment for you at your GP Practice, or with an Out of Hours GP, Urgent Treatment Centre or at A&E.

Click on the image to the left to access NHS 111 online, or call 111 to speak to a trained staff member.