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 At the first signs of a winter illness, don't wait until it gets worse. See your pharmacist!"


Doctors in Sutton are urging patients to visit their pharmacist at the first signs of an illness this winter, after it was revealed that many are unaware of the expert healthcare advice they offer.

Dr Dino Pardhanani, local GP and joint clinical director for Sutton CCG said: "Just like your GP, your local pharmacist is a healthcare expert who can advise on a broad range of health concerns.  With expertise in lots of different medicines, they can help with a wide range of minor illnesses, from skin rashes to earaches and flu.

"The convenience of visiting a pharmacist is often overlooked by patients who are suffering with a winter illness. We'd like to remind people living in Sutton that they can get the advice they need from a pharmacist at a time to suit them - without booking an appointment.

"So if you're feeling under the weather this Christmas, don't wait until it gets worse. See your pharmacist".

To find your local pharmacist and discover the full range of services they offer, search 'NHS Find a Pharmacy' now.

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