Community pharmacy

Community pharmacy is the most accessible healthcare location in the country, with over 11,500 places in England people can go to have their prescriptions dispensed, receive advice from experts in medicines, and support from the team to help them make healthier lifestyle choices. Community pharmacy services help to prevent ill health and protect the public through provision services such as health checks, smoking cessation, seasonal influenza vaccination programmes and emergency hormonal contraception. Many community pharmacies offer extended opening hours and weekend services helping to provide a first port of call for people seeking health and self care advice.