Your pharmacist can do so much more than complete your prescription. They can give you expert clinical advice for minor health concerns and help with many common illnesses like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains. And the best part is you don’t need to make an appointment.
Pharmacists are trained experts in managing minor illnesses and using medicines safely. They can advise you on the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Most local pharmacies have private consultation rooms where your pharmacist can talk to you confidentially. They are not required to note anything in your medical records, which some people may prefer.
Repeat prescriptions should be available as usual. It is important to only request your medicines when they are running low (e.g., one week’s supply left) as you usually would. If you are self-isolating or unwell, friends and family are able to collect prescriptions on your behalf.