"We're your first port of call" says pharmacy

"We're your first port of call" says campaigning pharmacy

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With growing pressures on surgeries and A&E, a Braintree pharmacy is urging people to think twice before visiting their doctor.

 

Staff at Braintree Pharmacy in Great Square will be using a giant lollipop sign urging people to stop and ask their pharmacist about minor ailments before visiting their GP or A&E.

They have joined the nationwide Ask Your Pharmacist campaign after statistics revealed that about 50 million people visit their GP with coughs, colds, mild eczema and athletes foot for example, each year.

Pharmacist Sandra Aina said: “Many people don’t realise their local pharmacy can support with a number of minor ailments.

“We’re asking people to visit their local pharmacy as a first port of call.

“Children’s fever, coughs and colds, ear ache and sprains are just some of the ailments we can offer expert advice and treatment for.”
 

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12:53pm Fri 2 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor
why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor Bhudeeka
  • Score: -3

12:53pm Fri 2 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor
why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor Bhudeeka
  • Score: -5

12:53pm Fri 2 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor
why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor Bhudeeka
  • Score: -4

1:35pm Fri 2 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

what the heck one is bad enough, but three urgh
what the heck one is bad enough, but three urgh pierre-pierre
  • Score: 4

4:46pm Fri 2 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

pierre-pierre wrote:
what the heck one is bad enough, but three urgh
Bhudeeka

The original bitter pill if ever there was one!

To be taken three times a day with a pinch of s**t.


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[quote][p][bold]pierre-pierre[/bold] wrote: what the heck one is bad enough, but three urgh[/p][/quote]Bhudeeka The original bitter pill if ever there was one! To be taken three times a day with a pinch of s**t. . OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

11:03pm Sun 4 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor
why? every time I have done this all you get is "you need to see your doctor" so I will cut out the middle man (pharmacies) and just see my doctor Bhudeeka
  • Score: -2

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