Community Pharmacies and their services

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

For more information visit NHS How your pharmacy can help

Nearest pharmacies to Heart of Bath

Hounsell and Greene (01225 422960) An independent pharmacy, onsite at our Oldfield Surgery

Hawes Whiston (01225 424662) An independent pharmacy, closest to our St James’s Surgery

Your choice of pharmacy

You are free to choose whichever pharmacy you prefer to dispense your medication. It could be local to you or anywhere in England if you are temporarily away. Visit NHS How to find a pharmacy. The POD can help you change your usual (or nominated) pharmacy either just this time or ongoing.

If you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS). For more information visit NHS New Medicine Service

Dangers of buying medicines online

As more people use the internet to understand their health issues, some also go online to buy prescription medicine.

But many websites selling medicines are not registered as pharmacies, so buying from them is potentially unsafe.

Medicine from an unregistered website could also be dangerous to your health because it might be out of date, diluted or fake.

For further information visit NHS Dangers of buying medicines online