Services from your pharmacy
Information on the wide range of services available through community pharmacies across Herefordshire can be found via the pages in this section.
Over £25 million is spent on prescription medicines each year in Herefordshire. Managing medicines is vital as it can improve patient care and satisfaction, improve the health of the population, and make the best use of the skills of pharmacists to ensure that NHS resources are used effectively.
Community pharmacists undergo four years of training at University and then a further year working in a community pharmacy before qualifying so they are really the experts in medicines. Since the introduction of the new pharmacy contract in 2005 NHS Herefordshire has been able to commission a number of additional services from our local community pharmacies so that as well as providing advice on medicines and dispensing your prescriptions, they can help you to stay healthy as well!