A campaign advert showing a girl of Asian heritage in a pharmacy within a pharmacy cross cut out. The words Available at your local pharmacies - Convenient advice and treatment for minor illnesses and the logo for the National Pharmacy Association are on top.

Just Ask Your Pharmacist for quick help and professional advice says NHS Greater Manchester - Stockport. This week is national Ask Your Pharmacist Week, (Monday, 31 October – Monday, 7 November) and your pharmacist is there to help you and your family.

Pharmacists are clinically trained to give professional advice on managing the symptoms of minor illnesses such as coughs, colds and earache and common childhood ailments. They can also advise you on staying well by stopping smoking, keeping active and having a healthy diet.

You don’t need to book an appointment to speak to your pharmacist, just ask for a private chat. It’s free and confidential.

Anita Rolfe, Director of Health, Quality and Improvement/Deputy Place Lead, One Stockport Health and Care Partnership, sad: “Remember your local pharmacists are highly trained health professionals who can advise you on a range of minor illnesses and health issues, and you don’t need to book an appointment to see them. Most pharmacies will have a private area so you can talk in confidence, just ask your pharmacist.”

You can find a pharmacy that’s convenient for you on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy. Just put in your postcode and the address of the nearest pharmacies, along with their opening times, will be listed.

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