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Bury St Edmunds pharmacy launches campaign to reduce pressure on GPs and A&E in town

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Swan Pharmacy Northgate Business Park, ask your pharmacist campaign for minoe ailments.
Danish Baig dispencer, Matt Ignacz Pharmacist, Steven Michaels and Laurence Goodgy dispencers. ANL-140905-195722009

Mark Westley Photography Swan Pharmacy Northgate Business Park, ask your pharmacist campaign for minoe ailments. Danish Baig dispencer, Matt Ignacz Pharmacist, Steven Michaels and Laurence Goodgy dispencers. ANL-140905-195722009

A Bury St Edmunds surgery is urging patients to ‘stop and ask the pharmacist’ before visiting their GP and A&E about minor ailments.

The Swan Pharmacy, based at the Swan Surgery, on Northgate Business Park, has joined a nationwide campaign ‘Ask Your Pharmacist’ to help save patients time and reduce pressures on NHS services in the town.

Pharmacist Ilyaas Anis said minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete’s foot were just some of the complaints resulting in visits to GPs, which cost the NHS £2 billion every year.

He said: “We want to help locals manage their health effectively so when they feel under the weather we’re asking people to visit their local pharmacy as a first port of call.”

 

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