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 their 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
- 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.