Your local Pharmacist is a trained medicine expert who can dispense and advise you on the safe use of prescription, repeat prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
All pharmacies have a private area where you can talk to a Pharmacist in confidence, and you don’t need to book an appointment to see a Pharmacist.
Pharmacy opening times
Most pharmacies are open until 6pm and at weekends.
Find out the opening times for your local pharmacy.
A number of pharmacies in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire have extended opening hours.
Pharmacies with enhanced services for minor illnesses
Many local pharmacies are now able to give out medicine for seven common health conditions that would have previously needed a prescription from a GP.
Conditions you can get treatment for include sinusitis, sore throat, earache, infected insect bite, impetigo, shingles, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 65 and under.
For help with symptoms of these conditions, simply visit one of the pharmacies listed and ask to speak to the pharmacist.
When should you use a pharmacy?
- If you have a minor injury and need advice or medicine to care for yourself at home
- If you start feeling unwell and want advice or medicine to treat yourself at home before it gets worse
However, did you know that pharmacies do more than just dispense medicine? They also provide many other services, including:
Find out what to expect from your local Pharmacy in our 'Max Investigates' video series: