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Pharmacies could ease GP pressure

22nd March 2010

Community Pharmacy Wales has said that the NHS should encourage patients with minor health issues to see a pharmacist rather than visiting their GP.

The body said that this could save the health service £30 million a year. Russell Goodway, chief executive of Community Pharmacy Wales, said pharmacists were able to manage patients' problems. "When it comes to medicines these are the professionals," he said. "In terms of managing your medicines and what medicines can do to help you with an ailment the professional is not the doctor, the professional is the pharmacist."

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