Pharmacies could take over millions of GP consults in bold UK plan

The NHS is trialling a new way of treating minor illnesses

Community pharmacists could take over millions of GP consultations under a UK plan to make pharmacies the first stop for minor illnesses.

Pharmacies could take over millions of GP consults in bold UK plan

An estimated 6% or 20.4 million GP consultations could be diverted to community pharmacy, National Health Service director of primary care strategy Ed Waller told the National Pharmacy Association conference in Manchester.

A pilot program where GPs refer patients to pharmacies is set to begin this month in the first four locations.

It will complement another pilot program

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