- Provide information on treatment options for minor illnesses and injuries
- Dispense prescription medicines and provide advice on how to take them safely
- Dispense repeat prescriptions
- Provide after hospital care including medicine management, specialist products and advice and help to find support networks
- Provide community support in all aspects of medication and primary care
- Give free advice on how to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as quitting smoking, eating healthily and drinking alcohol responsibly.
Most pharmacies also offer additional services such as:
- Emergency contraception (known as the ‘morning after pill’)
- Health checks
- Screening for conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure
- National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) supply.
To find out more about the services local pharmacies can provide, visit the Ask Your Pharmacist
website. If the pharmacist thinks a higher level of treatment is needed, they will recommend a GP or an Emergency Department.