Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
Working in the community, pharmacists use their clinical expertise together with their practical knowledge to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines.
Through the new Pharmacy First service, available in all pharmacies Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, patients can now to access prescription-only medicines and gain expert healthcare advice for seven common conditions, without having to visit a doctor (GP), A&E or Urgent Treatment Centre. Click here to find out more.
As well as dispensing your prescriptions and other medicines, they offer testing and screening for common medical conditions and can advise if you have a minor illness and common problems, such as:
- Coughs, colds and flu
- Bugs and viruses
- Minor injuries
- Tummy troubles
- Women’s health
- Skin conditions
- Aches and pains
- Children’s problems
- Sexual health
If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right clinical training to make sure you get the help you need immediately and can refer patients to a doctor, nurse or A&E where necessary.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you just walk in.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with staff without being overheard.