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Coronavirus Vaccine - Update -The Coronavirus vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups. We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, we ask that you please do not contact the surgery to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when it’s the right time for you to have yours. Please act on your invite when it comes and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them. Please note your vaccination appointment will be at The Ridge Medical Practice, Cousen Road, Bradford, BD7 3JX 

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NHS England and NHS improvement have launched a campaign to raise awareness that community pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals.

18 million of GP surgery appointments could be treated through self-care and community pharmacies.

Your local pharmacist can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines to effectively and safely manage a range of minor illnesses such as coughs, colds, sore throat, earache, itchy eyes, tummy troubles, aches and pains and many more.

Most people live within easy reach of a pharmacy, nine out of ten people live less than a 20 minute walk away from their local pharmacy and many offer extended opening hours in the evenings and weekends.

The 'Help us, Help You- Get seen to' campaign will highlight that local pharmacy teams offer a fast and convenient clinical service for minor illness, with no need for an appointment, and use of a confidential consultation room should it be required.

If symptoms suggest it's something more serious, pharmacists have the clinical training to ensure people get the help they need immediately and can refer patients to A&E or GP where necessary.

Every pharmacist trains for 5 years in the use of medicines before they qualify, and they are also trained in managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice.

Help, us Help You, get it seen to visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/what-to-expect-from-your-pharmacy-team/ for more information.  

 
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