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How Pharmacists can help you?

Use your pharmacist to get the best health service in the UK

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Whether you’re picking up a pack of plasters or some pain relief for a headache. The British community relies on our local pharmacies and trusts the institution entirely. Yet many people still do not use Pharmacists to their true potential. It is so much more than a dispensary and often Pharmacists can play a vital role in the community.

The nation’s independent community pharmacies dispense about 40 percent of all retail prescriptions. These small businesses employ 315,000 people, including some 63,000 pharmacists. As community pillars, they contribute greatly to their local economy and tax base. They also dispense a greater percentage of cost-saving generic drugs than some other pharmacy providers, like mail order.

The nation’s independent community pharmacies dispense about 40 percent of all retail prescriptions. These small businesses employ 315,000 people, including some 63,000 pharmacists. As community pillars, they contribute greatly to their local economy and tax base. They also dispense a greater percentage of cost-saving generic drugs than some other pharmacy providers, like mail order.

A pharmacist is trained to help you take your medicines in a safe way and get the most benefit from them. It’s his or her job to review your prescription and make sure you get exactly the medication that your health care provider asked for. They also give you and other health care providers (like your doctor and nurse practitioner) information on medications and over-the-counter drugs and crucially help you understand all of your medications.

What is a pharmacist not allowed to do?

A pharmacist can not write a prescription for a medication in the UK. Pharmacists are experts in medications and can provide your health care provider and you all the information needed on medications to improve your health. But they are not authorised to provide any medication that the doctor has not prescribed, apart form Over the counter drugs.

How can a pharmacist protect you?

One of the most important things a pharmacist does is to make sure that you take your medication the right way. They also manage the timely delivery of your medicines, repeat prescriptions especially, for this who are need of care.

For those who struggle to make it to the pharmacy on time and the elderly, you can use their local delivery service to get your medication delivered without any hassle. just instruct your doctor and your pharmacist will take of the rest. Many online pharmacies specialise in this and it is often a free service.

The key aspect to all this is obviously, ensuring they make the service simple and easy for all to use. These services are all part of a Pharmacists training and make the difference in your everyday health care.

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