Pharmacy First | Pharmacy or GP?

Why Visit the Pharmacy First?

Pharmacists are highly qualified healthcare professionals who are experienced in recognising and managing a wide range of conditions and minor illnesses. Pharmacists can provide expert knowledge of medicines and are able to determine when to refer a patient to seek additional medical help. 

95% of the population live within 20 minutes of their local pharmacy, and pharmacies are highly accessible with:

  • Convenient opening hours
  • No appointment necessary
  • Private consultation rooms 

By knowing when it is appropriate to visit your local pharmacy first, you can ensure that you are receiving the most appropriate level of care by a suitable healthcare professional at the right time. By choosing to visit the pharmacist first, you will get the clinical advice and support you need on the same day and only be signposted to your GP if needed.

Information is correct at the time of writing.