This support includes:
Advice about taking medication
Monitoring and testing advice and interpreting results
Dietary support and encouragement of eating a balanced diet
Importance of regular check ups and attendance at clinic appointments
Treating minor ailments and self medicating
The blood pressure test involves:
The diabetes test includes:
The customer may be given a report with referral or non-referral advice.
Please ask your local pharmacist for details of what service is available in your area.(there may be a small charge)
Darren Jackson, GP and Clinical Lead for West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Pharmacists are highly qualified healthcare professionals who have expert knowledge on prescription and over the counter medicines. Common symptoms are better treated at home with medicine from your pharmacy, leaving doctor’s appointments for people with more complicated or serious conditions.
“Many are open weekends and evenings too and you can just walk straight in and use their services without an appointment. Why not call into your local pharmacy to find out more about what they do and how they can help you today?”
Most pharmacies now have consulting rooms where patients can discuss their problems in private with the pharmacist. Pharmacists also provide the chance for patients taking new medication to discuss it and make sure they are taking it correctly, as well as annual reviews for regular patients taking two or more tablets.
The push to use pharmacists comes as the winter season of coughs and colds begins. To find your nearest pharmacy go to West Leicestershire local pharmacy details