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Pharmacy Services

Pharmacists have always been an integral part of the NHS, providing vital healthcare services. Your pharmacist can provide a wide range of services, without having to make an appointment.

These services include:

You may walk into any pharmacy for help and information on healthcare - you do not need to make an appointment.

The NHS Choices website can help you to find local pharmacy services in your area.

Will I need to pay for these services?

There is no charge for consultations with the pharmacist. Prescription charges will apply unless you are entitled to help with health costs.

Please follow the links on this page for information about NHS charges and how to get help with health costs.

Pharmacies participating in the Healthy Start scheme

Below is a list of local pharmacies where you can exchange your Healthy Start free vitamin vouchers.  Other pharmacies may sign up so it’s worth checking at your local pharmacy if they are able to issue free vitamins to you or your family.  Further details can be found on the Healthy Start website at: or the helpline on: 0845 607 6823.

Healthy Start - participating pharmacies in Shropshire - updated 04.02.2014[pdf] 187KB

Community Pharmacies participating in the Pharmacy First common ailment scheme

A current list of the Shropshire CCG community pharmacies participating in the Pharmacy First common ailment scheme can be found on the Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) website.

Pharmacy Needs Assessment

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the local need for pharmaceutical services and supports the commissioning of pharmacy services based on local priorities.  It is used by NHS England to decide whether there is a need for new pharmacies in the area.

Shropshire's PNA is published here.