What our local PHARMACISTS can do for you

Our local pharmacists at Day Lewis in Foxhole are able to assess you if you have the ‘flu, a sore throat, a cough, sinusitis or other similar symptoms. If they feel you need to see a GP they will let you know. Other local pharmacies may offer a similar service.

Lots of choice:

Pharmacies are open locally until:

  • 6.00pm Day Lewis Foxhole
  • 6.30pm Lloyds Paignton
  • 8.00pm Sainsbury's in Paignton and at The Willows in Torquay 
  • 10.00pm Boots at The Willows on Monday to Saturdays and on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Details of opening hours are available at the Practice, a local Pharmacy's window, from the Police or in a local newspaper 

What your pharmacy can do for you:

Pharmacies offer a wide range of services that can answer your immediate medical needs.  

You need don't need to make an appointment, so a visit to the pharmacy can often save you a wait for a GP appointment.

Did you know Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals able to advise you when you need to see a GP or other healthcare professional or help you with the following?

Diagnose and advise treatment for minor ailments such as coughs, sore throats, wound dressings, skin rashes, diarrhoea/vomiting, constipation, headache, minor eye conditions, hay fever, head lice, insect bites and worms.

  • Help you with insulin pen poblems or emergency supplies of regular medications.

  • Advise on medications including recommendations, advice on side effects (including for prescription medications).

  • Review existing prescribed medications. 

  • Advise on which medications (including over-the-counter or herbal remedies) can be safely be taken together.

  • Manage repeat prescriptions.

  • If you need late, Sunday or bank Holiday opening times call NHS 111 or search "pharmacies" at www.nhs.net.

Find out more at the NHS Choices website.

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