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Community Pharmacy Consultation Scheme

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We are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist.

From June 2021 if your symptoms could be resolved by a booked consultation with the pharmacist instead of the GP, you will be given a same-day referral to a pharmacy of your choice.

We think this is a good thing. Once you see how great your local pharmacist is – they are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses – we don’t think you’ll look back.

This will also help us to free up GP appointments for people with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

We are keen to hear what you think and will be listening to your comments and feedback about your experience of using this service.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of the community we serve. The following are contacts for other services provided in New Parks:

Housing advice service: 0116 252 7007

STAR: 0116 291 4655

Local Library: 0116 229 8200

Health Trainers Project 0116 217 1881

‘Choices’ – Young People’s Sexual Health, Leicester Sexual Health

Sure Start (Children’s Centre), Pindar Road, LE3 6RN: 0116 231 4418

New Parks Leisure Centre: 0116 2333080

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