Pharmacy Telephone Consultation
Sometimes, work commitments or mobility issues may make it difficult to visit a pharmacy during opening hours. Or maybe coming into a store to discuss a private health matter would cause you distress. So, Murrays Chemist in Harrow provides a telephone consultation service that allows you to access healthcare advice from the comfort of your home (or wherever you choose).
What is a pharmacy telephone consultation?
A telephone consultation allows you to discuss any minor ailments or conditions you have with a qualified pharmacist. During the call, the pharmacist will be able to assess your condition, discuss how it impacts your life and talk you through possibilities for treatments.
If you decide on a particular medication or remedy, the pharmacist may able able to arrange a prescription and have your medications delivered to your home (if eligible). Alternatively, you or someone else can collect from our store.
What sorts of conditions can I use this service for?
You can use this service to access healthy living advice, such as weight loss or smoking cessation. But also for many conditions including:
- Aches and pains
- Coughs and colds
- Dry eye
- Hay fever
- Head lice
- Indigestion and heartburn
- Mouth ulcers
- Nappy rash
- Skin rashes
- Sore throat
- Teething in babies
Why speak to a pharmacist?
For minor conditions, using your community pharmacy allows you to get the healthcare you need without the need for seeing a GP. Using pharmacies for minor conditions reduces the workload of GP surgeries and A&E departments. The NHS runs several schemes where qualified pharmacists can consult and prescribe across many mild conditions.
Using pharmacies also allows more people to access quality health advice and treatments more quickly and conveniently. It’s easy to pop into your local pharmacy for advice, rather than having to wait for a GP appointment.
And even when booking a telephone consultation, you may be able to get a pharmacy appointment for the same day.
How can I book a telephone consultation with a pharmacist?
Using Murrays Chemist for your telephone consultations means you can book online and choose an appointment that suits you. All calls are confidential and private.
Remember, pharmacists are healthcare specialists so you will be receiving expert advice. Pharmacists also know when a condition needs to be referred to a GP or A&E. So, the advice you receive will always be the best advice for you.