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Pharmacist

Pharmacy Services over the festive period

Some pharmacies will be closed on 25th and 26th of December and again on 1st and 2nd of January.  View our Festive guide to Pharmacy Opening times (from page 24) to find out which ones near you are open over the festive period.  Please note that details of pharmacy opening hours are correct at the time of publication.

You can pick up a copy of our 'Festive guide to your health services' booklet in your local healthcare facility, or you can download a PDF version.

If you are on routine/repeat medication, you should ensure that you have sufficient supplies well in advance of the f...

If you are on routine/repeat medication, you should ensure that you have sufficient supplies well in advance of the festive period.

If you forget to obtain a prescription for a repeat medication and run out of important medicines, you may be able to get help from your pharmacy. Under the Urgent Supply arrangements, pharmacists may be able to issue you with a further cycle of a previously repeated medicine without having to get a prescription from your GP. If you receive stoma products from your pharmacy or other supplier and/or receive supplies such as continence products and welfare food from community services, you should ensure you have sufficient supplies as you may encounter difficulties in obtaining these over the festive period.

Pharmacists routinely provide advice and supply over the counter remedies for a wide range of ailments. In addition, ...

Pharmacists routinely provide advice and supply over the counter remedies for a wide range of ailments. In addition, the NHS Minor Ailment Service is available from all community pharmacies in Scotland.

You qualify for this service if you are registered with a GP surgery in Scotland, don’t live in a nursing or residential care home and were previously exempt from prescription charges under age, illness or income grounds. Once registered, you can have a consultation with a pharmacist without an appointment. Your pharmacist will offer you advice and may supply an appropriate medicine to treat your symptoms free of charge.

Pharmacy First is designed to utilise the accessibility and expertise of pharmacists to treat certain conditions wher...

Pharmacy First is designed to utilise the accessibility and expertise of pharmacists to treat certain conditions where the patient’s ability to access prompt treatment aids recovery. Pharmacy First is available from all community pharmacies in NHSGGC and provides access to treatments for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 16 - 65 years and impetigo for those over two years of age. Patients must be registered with a GP Practice in Scotland and would normally be expected to attend the pharmacy to allow the pharmacist to assess the symptoms before deciding on whether to offer advice, treatment on the NHS or to refer to another clinician.

For most, influenza (flu) is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting ailment. However, for older people and those age...

For most, influenza (flu) is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting ailment. However, for older people and those aged between 18 and 65 with an ‘at risk’ clinical condition, flu carries a considerable risk of developing into a serious, more difficult illness to treat.

Flu can circulate at later times depending on the level of flu-like illness in the community. The protection offered by a ‘flu jab’ significantly reduces the risk of catching flu in the first place.

Most community pharmacies offer easy access to the ‘flu jab’ to eligible patients, on the NHS, over the winter period. An extended programme provides an opportunity for patients in these two categories to be vaccinated as long as they haven’t already had the vaccine or made an appointment with their GP surgery to have this done.

Locations of pharmacies participating in the flu service are listed on our website at: www.nhsggc.org.uk/communityflujab and offers the convenience of a drop-in service and additional opportunities for eligible patients to access free NHS flu vaccinations.


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When to visit your Pharmacist

Your Pharmacist can help with many common ailments. There is no need to make an appointment. Speak to your pharmacist first for advice on:

  • Allergies
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation
  • Coughs & colds
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pain
  • Sore throats
  • Teething
  • Upset tummies.  

Minor Ailment Service

Available from all community pharmacies in our area. Register and you can have a consultation with a Pharmacist without an appointment. Your Pharmacist will offer advice and may supply an appropriate medicine – free of charge.

Pharmacy First

Your Pharmacist can provide free treatment if:

  • you have impetigo
  • or you are an adult woman (18-65) with an uncomplicated urinary tract infection

Medicines

All pharmacies dispense prescriptions and most supply emergency contraception on the NHS. If you run out of regular medicines a pharmacist may give an urgent repeat supply. This is only in exceptional circumstances if you can’t get a prescription from your GP. Pharmacists can also help with medicines that you have had prescribed before.

Go to a pharmacy for free treatment. Find out about Pharmacy First

Sunday and evening pharmacy services

To find out when a pharmacy is open call NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88
Lines are open

  • Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 10.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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