Community Pharmacy Consultation Pharmacy Referral

When calling the surgery, our trained team may offer you a referral to see your local community Pharmacist. 

You will be referred consultation with a fully qualified pharmacist at a local pharmacy. It involves a clinical assessment and conversation with the pharmacist. This will be in the privacy of a consultation room. 

The pharmacist has the right clinical training to assess you and recommend the best treatment for some common conditions. 

If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, the pharmacist will help you to get an urgent GP appointment if needed. 

If you don’t need any treatment the pharmacist will be able to provide reassurance. For instance, a minor illness may get better on its own. 

To help with symptoms, the pharmacist may offer to sell you an over-the-counter medicine.

The pharmacist will make a record of the outcome and send it to your GP.

Your qualified Pharmacist can see and treat:

  • Bee sting
  • Wasp sting
  • Stings with minor redness
  • Stings with minor swelling
  • Cold sores
  • Coughs
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Constant need to clear their throatPharmacist
  • Excess mucus
  • Hay fever
  • Earache
  • Ear wax
  • Blocked ear
  • Hearing problems
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry/sore tired eyes
  • Eye, red or Irritable
  • Eye, sticky
  • Eyelid problems
  • Watery / runny eyes
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Infant colic
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Rectal pain,
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Hay fever
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Tiredness
  • Cystitis
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal itch or soreness
  • Acute pain
  • Ankle or foot pain
  • Headache
  • Hip pain or swelling
  • Knee or leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Lower limb pain
  • Migraine
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Thigh or buttock pain
  • Wrist, hand or finger pain
  • Acne, spots and pimples
  • Athlete's foot
  • Blisters on foot
  • Dermatitis / dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Hay fever
  • Nappy rash
  • Ringworm / threadworm
  • Scabies
  • Skin dressings
  • Skin rash
  • Warts/verrucae
  • Wound problems
  • Cold sore blisters
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Hoarseness
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sore mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Oral thrush
  • Teething
  • Toothache
  • Ankle or foot swelling
  • Lower limb swelling
  • Thigh or buttock swelling
  • Toe pain or swelling
  • Wrist, hand or finger swelling
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