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Pharmacies offer a wide range of services that can answer your immediate medical needs.
You need don't need to make an appointment, so a visit to the pharmacy can often save you a wait for a GP appointment.
Did you know Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals able to advise you when you need to see a GP or other healthcare professional or help you with the following?
Diagnose and advise treatment for minor ailments such as coughs, sore throats, wound dressings, skin rashes, diarrhoea/vomiting, constipation, headache, minor eye conditions, hay fever, head lice, insect bites and worms.
Help you with insulin pen poblems or emergency supplies of regular medications.
Advise on medications including recommendations, advice on side effects (including for prescription medications).
Review existing prescribed medications.
Advise on which medications (including over-the-counter or herbal remedies) can be safely be taken together.
Manage repeat prescriptions.
If you need late, Sunday or bank Holiday opening times call NHS 111 or search "pharmacies" at www.nhs.net.
Find out more at the NHS Choices website.
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.