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If you or your family become unwell, you may not always need to see a doctor or get a prescription. Local pharmacies offer many of the same services local GPs do and you don’t need an appointment.

Community pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who can offer expert advice on lots of minor ailments and conditions.

Most Pharmacies across Derby and Derbyshire have late and weekend opening hours to fit in with busy schedules.

What common conditions can a pharmacist help with?

Speak to your local community pharmacist in confidence, without an appointment about:

  • blood pressure checks
  • Coughs, colds and the flu
  • Aches, pains & minor injuries
  • Oral contraception*
  • Skin rashes and allergies
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)*
  • Ear and eye care
  • Stomach aches such as constipation, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, or threadworm
  • Help with medication and repeat prescriptions
  • Advice on healthy living – how to eat better, lose weight, exercise and stop smoking

*All community pharmacists can provide advice and support, only some can offer prescribed treatment

Benefits of visiting your local pharmacy

  • You don’t need to make an appointment
  • Your local pharmacy may have a consultation room allowing for privacy
  • Many illnesses can be treated with over-the-counter medicines and advice from your pharmacy.
  • A pharmacist will signpost you quickly to the right medical care if you have anything more serious.
  • A pharmacist can advise on how long you can expect to experience symptoms for.

Useful links:

Find A Pharmacy

Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

How Your Pharmacy Can Help


New Medicine Service (NMS)

Dangers of buying medicines online

Derby and Derbyshire Medicines Order Line

Last Updated: Thursday 4th April 2024 - 10:33:am

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