Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, visits Lloyds Pharmacy, Wellsbourne Health Centre in Whitehawk.
He wanted to witness how community pharmacies operate at the heart of the communities they serve, offering high quality health services and advice.
Open daytime, evenings and at the weekend, accessible without an appointment, your community pharmacy can dispense prescriptions, provide advice about common conditions, health and medicines which may save an unnecessary trip to the GP or even A&E.
Community Pharmacies also offer:
♦ personalised medicines advice,
♦ help to quit smoking,
♦ flu vaccinations,
♦ treatment for minor conditions,
♦ advice on preventing disease,
♦ help with the safe use of medicines,
♦ assistance to care homes and
♦ support for patients to live independently.
This winter, community pharmacies can provide free NHS flu jabs to all adults aged 65 years and over, and those aged 18 years or over and in clinical risk groups.
They also offer guidance and support on how to use medicines, to help people manage their treatment better and reduce the number of medicines that go on to be wasted or incorrectly used.
If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s just a cough or a cold, then get help from your pharmacist.
Simon said: “It was great to visit Lloyds Pharmacy in Whitehawk last week and speak to the Pharmacist about the important work Community Pharmacies do.”
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