​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your local pharmacist

​To find your nearest pharmacy, please follow this link to the NHS Choices website​​.

Your local expert on the high street

Pharmacists and chemists play a key role in providing high-quality healthcare to patients in Merton. Working in the community and hospitals, pharmacists use th​eir clinical expertise together with their practical knowledge to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines​ by patients and members of the public.​Pharmacists dispense your prescriptions and other medicines, offer testing and screening for common medical conditions and can advise if you have a minor illness.

Pharmacists and chemists also offer advice on sexual health or stopping smoking, as well as common problems such as:

  • coughs, colds and flu
  • bugs and viruses
  • minor injuries
  • tummy troubles
  • women's health
  • skin conditions
  • allergies
  • aches and pains
  • children's problems

They can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor or nurse.

You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most personal symptoms and you don't need to make an appointment. Most pharmacies now have a private consultation area where patients can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard by other members of the public.​​

​​​Merton's medicines waste campaign

​For information about how we are trying to tackle the issue of wasted medicines, please click here​

South West ​London Medicines Commissioning Group

Merton CCG is a member of the South West ​London Medicines Commissioning Group​ - click here to read more about the work of the Group.​