Swindon patients reminded that pharmacists can treat common conditions

By Barrie Hudson - 12 April 2024


Great Western Hospital bosses are reminding patients of the expanded role of pharmacies.

A spokesperson said: "Patients in Swindon are able to get treatment for seven common conditions at your high street pharmacy, without needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care."
The highly-trained professionals are able to assess and treat:
- Sinusitis
- Sore throat
- Earache
- Infected insect bites
- Impetigo s
- Shingles
- Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women under the age of 65
There is no need for a GP appointment or prescription.
The spokesperson added: "Please note that Boots Pharmacy on site at GWH is not a community pharmacy, and can only provide prescriptions for patients being discharged from the hospital."

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