If you have a minor illness, a local pharmacy should be your first stop. Your local pharmacy can help with:

Advice and treatment for minor illnesses like colds, cold sores, sore throats, diarrhoea or constipation, indigestion, and aches and pains through NHS Pharmacy First Scotland

They can also help with common conditions like urinary tract infections and impetigo through NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Everything you discuss with your pharmacist is confidential. If required, your pharmacist can refer you to another healthcare professional.

They can also offer access to free emergency contraception

You may be asked to wait outside for a little while to allow for physical distancing inside.

Managing your repeat prescriptions

Please allow plenty of time, usually 3 days, when reordering medication

Please do not order more medicines than you need

If you run out of your medicines, in certain circumstances your pharmacist can provide you with up to one cycle of your medicine without a prescription from your GP

If you are unable to go to the pharmacy to collect your medicine, and do not have anyone who can collect it for you, ask your pharmacy if they can help

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