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Don’t Visit the NHS for Minor Ailments! Think Pharmacy First

Your local pharmacy is a fantastic resource that can help you get the information or health advice you need without spending weeks waiting for a doctor’s appointment or having to queue for hours at your local A&E. With corridor care now becoming a norm in many overstretched A&E departments, Whitworth Pharmacy is here to give you the advice and support you need for any minor ailment that you may be suffering from. 
Just pop in and we’ll help you to feel better, faster. You’re also likely to save yourself time on any treatment you might need.  
But don’t just take our word for it.  
We recently asked our customers why they love coming to our pharmacies instead of visiting their GP. Here’s what they had to say.  


1. You’ll avoid getting sick in the first place!

Our pharmacies are part of the Government’s Healthy Living Pharmacy scheme which allows us to promote healthy lifestyle habits to the local community.  
We always focus on prevention first and so provide advice on a range of topics such as: 

  • How to stop smoking 

  • How to increase physical exercise 

  • How to lose weight 

  • How to reduce alcohol consumption 

  • How to tackle anxiety, depression and other mental health issues 


This hasn’t gone unnoticed by our customers who say, “talking to the Pharmacist could make a significant contribution to reducing the risk of disease, improving health outcomes for those with long term conditions, reducing premature death and improve mental wellbeing"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

2. You won’t need a doctor’s appointment                                                                                                                                                                                   

Visiting your local pharmacy for a minor health issue means you won’t need to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment and can focus on getting better. You don’t always need to book either - just turn up and we’ll have you sorted in no time.  
One of our customers recently said that she loves visiting her local Whitworth Pharmacy because it provides; “Quick medicine on demand for quick solutions to your illness.”                                                                                                                                                                       


3. You’ll save the NHS money                                                                                                                                      

When you visit your local pharmacy, you’ll get the professional advice you need without taking up doctor’s appointments unnecessarily.                                                                                                                                             

“So many ailments can be solved or reassured without the long wait for the Drs!” says one of our happy customers.      

According to recent research by the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and UCL, coming to your local pharmacy for a minor ailment could save the NHS up to £651 million!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4. We provide a local, friendly, professional service

When you’re feeling under the weather, seeing a friendly face is worth its weight in gold.  
That’s why our customers love to come along to our pharmacy for advice on their minor health problems. We always take the time to listen, we’ll remember your name and we’ll give you the professional advice you need.   

“The pharmacy is just so convenient and friendly,” says one of our customers, “ be able to see the same faces is very reassuring when you or little ones are poorly.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

5. You’ll save time and money 

Our pharmacies provide professional advice and quick solutions that can help you resolve your health problems quickly without having to deal with long queues or waiting times.  

“The convenience of being able to access advice and medicines when suitable is great,” says another happy customer, “Busy lifestyles aren’t always 9-5 so an early or late pharmacy is an absolute godsend!”     

This can be especially great when you’re feeling poorly and just want to get back home to recover. Because you won’t need to take time off work, you’ll save money too.              

6. We can provide a range of services 

It might surprise you to learn that we can provide professional advice on a range of health problems and provide additional health services. This includes:  

Health advice on minor ailments such as: 

  • Coughs, colds and flu 

  • Allergies, hay fever, dry eyes 

  • Aches and pains 

  • Head Lice 

  • Earache 

  • Mild skin conditions 

  • Bruises, sunburn and minor burns 

  • Constipation and piles 

  • Vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms 

  • Period pain, thrush and cystitis 

  • Conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers 

  • Warts and verrucas 

  • Nappy rash and teething 


And additional services such as… 

  • Chlamydia screening 

  • Dispensing of medical appliances 

  • Emergency contraception 

  • Flu vaccination 

  • Healthy Start vitamins 

  • Needle and syringe exchange  

  • Minor ailments service  

  • Weight management 

  • Alcohol screening and intervention service 

  • Vaccination service 

  • Supervised consumption of medicines 

  • Appliance use review service 

  • Smoking cessation  


For a full list of the services we offer, click here and for a list of the health complaints we can help you with, click here.  


Our customer feedback says it all. Pharmacies provide a fast and efficient source of help for a range of minor health issues. You won’t need to wait for weeks for a GP appointment, you’ll save time and money and you’ll get better faster.  
So next time you’re not feeling yourself, pop down to your local pharmacy for help.