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MP learns about “Stay Well This Winter” campaign

Racheal Maskell MP - Day Lewsis Pharmacy 08-11-17 - No3

7:01pm 8th November 2017

Rachael Maskell MP visited the Day Lewis Pharmacy on Front Street, Acomb to learn more about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are supporting the NHS England and Public Health England national campaign to help people prepare for winter weather.

The message is to “Stay Well This Winter” and to encourage people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures.

Ms Maskell was also told about the “Think Pharmacy First” campaign. This aims to encourage the public to contact their pharmacy first when suffering with colds/coughs and minor ailments, rather than making an appointment to see their GP or attending A&E.

All Pharmacists have trained for five years and can offer expert advice on lots of minor ailments. Most pharmacies in North Yorkshire offer confidential consultation rooms too.

They can help with common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, treating minor injuries and infections.

If they can't help, they'll tell you whether you need to see a doctor or where else you could get the best treatment.


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