NHS South Kent Coast along with many other clinical commissioning groups is keen to promote the use of pharmacists as the winter season of coughs and colds starts. The best treatment for a cold is to drink fluids, take Prada Backpack Small
"Pharmacists are highly trained and can offer clinical advice about many common ailments and illnesses, including headaches, stomach upsets and worm infections.
the pharmacist. Some offer enhanced services such as weight management, emergency contraception, chlamydia screening and anti coagulation services. Pharmacists will also tell you if you need to see a doctor.
People in Dover, Deal and Shepway should have more confidence in using pharmacies that's the message from NHS South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Many pharmacies can offer access to smoking cessation, sexual health and alcohol support services. Some staff have also been given Healthy Living training to give motivational advice to patients.
Seeking advice from a local pharmacist will help relieve the pressure on GP surgeries and hospital A departments. And many over the counter cold reliefs are cheaper than paying for a prescription now for each drug.
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clinical lead for urgent care and medicine management for NHS South Kent Coast CCG, said: "As winter approaches, people tend to rely on their GP for advice about coughs and colds and other minor ailments. But in many cases, there is simply no need to do this, and many people would be better advised to see a local pharmacist.
Some pharmacies now have consulting rooms where patients can discuss their problems in private with Prada Mens Wallet Sale
Late night and weekend pharmacies in the Dover, Deal and Shepway areas:
paracetamol and to stay in bed. Antibiotics don't work against viral infections such as colds and will not be prescribed by a GP.
Pharmacists are highly qualified healthcare professionals who have undertaken five years of education and training for Prada Wallet For Ladies this specialist role and have expert knowledge on both prescription and over the counter medicines.
"When we're abroad, we often see the reassuring sign of the green cross, telling us that pharmacy is close by, and use the service accordingly. But when we're back from our holiday, we tend to neglect the pharmacy and think of GPs as the first port of call when there is no need to do so."
They can give professional advice on remedies for common problems, how to take medicines and what is safe to give to children, as well as reviewing how patients are getting on with new medicines, and offering annual check ups to regular patients taking two medicines or more.
Paydens (Canada Road, Deal, CT14 7EQ, 01304 373066 Tesco (White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, CT16 3PS, 01304 503847 Asda (Bouverie Place, Folkestone, CT20 1AU, 01303 213010 Sainsbury's (West Park Farm, Folkestone, CT19 5GA, 01303 858191 Tesco (Cheriton High Street, Folkestone, CT19 4QJ, 01303 719447
"Many pharmacies are open for much longer than GP surgeries, and they're often open at weekends. This means that it's often easier to see a pharmacist at a time that's convenient for most people without any need for an appointment they're open at the weekends.
This is particularly important at this time of year, when people may need advice on coughs, colds, sore throats, flu, sickness and diarrhoea and other common winter problems.
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