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You don’t have to make an appointment to see one
Pharmacists across Wales will provide new NHS services for people with minor illnesses.  The Choose Pharmacy service will see pharmacists take responsibility for managing a range of minor ailments. People will be able to see their pharmacist for free treatment instead of making an appointment to see their GP. The scheme will help to free up GP time to deal with people with more complex needs – up to 18% of GPs’ workload and 8% of A&E consultations are estimated to relate to minor ailments, such as coughs, colds, ear ache, hay fever, conjunctivitis and head lice.
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WAG:  New Choose Pharmacy scheme to be rolled out across Wales

Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service

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