Late Night Chemist for Healthcare Services

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We are all aware that our local chemist dispenses medicines, but they also do a lot more than that. You local chemist can offer you several health services that you may not be aware of. These services can often save you trip to your GP, which in some cases can be time consuming and inconvenient. They can also help you to make healthy lifestyle changes.

In England the majority of us are within a 20 minute car journey of a local community pharmacy, meaning that we have quick and easy access to a pharmacist who is registered with The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and is an expert in medicine. Pharmacists must be registered with The Royal Pharmaceutical Society before they can start to practise.

The high level of training that pharmacists receive means they are trained experts in the use of medicines. They are able to give you advice on the safe use of over the counter and prescription medicines. If you are in a position where you are regularly prescribed medicines you local chemist can now offer repeat dispensing services. If you get a prescription from your GP for up to a year you can visit your local chemist every month to get a month's supply of your medication without having to make numerous trips to your GP to get a prescription.

You pharmacist may ask you how you have been getting along with your medication if you regularly collect medicines from them. If you have been experiencing problems you they can offer you advice or tell you to visit your GP if necessary. The Medicines Use Review (MUR) is a detailed chat with your pharmacist about the medicines you take and gives you an opportunity to voice any concerns you may have and talk what and when your are taking your medicines. You can ask for an MUR and your pharmacist may even suggest it.

Your local chemist is also there to help with a range of common conditions such as cold and flu and aches and pains. Health matters like emergency contraception, needle and syringe exchange services and pregnancy tests lead to 57 million GP consultations a year and we could save ourselves a lot of time if we went to our local pharmacy instead. Pharmacies can also aid you in helping to improve your long-term health and wellbeing. They can offer you advice on nutrition, diet, losing weight, physical activity and stopping smoking. They can also discuss with you ways to manage long-term conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.

There are now many late night chemists around and many are open until late during the week and at weekends. This late night chemist service can prove particularly useful if develop a cold at 9pm and your local shops are closed. The main objective of a late night chemist is to provide healthcare services and products when other local facilities are not available.

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