Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with health concerns. They are qualified healthcare professionals and can offer advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.
If your symptoms suggest something more serious, the pharmacist can ensure you get the help you need and will tell you if you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends and you can visit without an appointment. Most have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff in confidence.
All pharmacies in Fife provide the following core services:
- Pharmacy First
- Acute Medication Service – the dispensing of NHS prescriptions
- Medication Care and Review
- Public Health Service