This page is a printable version of: https://www.redbridgeccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/self-care-and-pharmacy.htm
Date: 12 April 2021
You can treat lots of common illnesses and injuries at home – in fact, that’s the best place for you.
A big part of your recovery from these minor ailments like coughs and colds, grazes, minor strains and hangovers is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. You can plan ahead by stocking up on some healthcare essentials like:
You can find all these at your local pharmacy. Pharmacists give expert, confidential advice and treatment. There may be a very small wait but there is no need for an appointment. You can get advice about health issues and the best medicine for you.
Last year 8% of A&E visits could’ve been dealt with by a pharmacist. That means hundreds of thousands of people sat in A&E for hours when a nearby pharmacist could have seen them within minutes.
Follow this link to find your nearest pharmacy.