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Go to pharmacy first for minor short-term conditions

14 May 2018: Sandra Gidley, chair of the English Pharmacy Board, spoke to BBC Radio West Midlands radio about the impact of  that should not be routinely prescribed. “Pop along to your pharmacy first and see if you can buy something. The pharmacist will question you and [if necessary] refer you to the doctor,” said Gidley. “We do spend a lot of money in the NHS on self-limiting conditions. If people can afford to buy medicines, they should if it’s for a minor short-term condition. If the condition turns out to be something longer term, you can and should go to your GP.” 

Citation: The Salvadore DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20204881

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