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Treating common illnesses at pharmacies 'could save NHS £1bn'

Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS more than £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.

The study says pressure on doctors and A&E staff could be alleviated if community pharmacies in England were to treat common conditions like a cough or cold.

It is already something that is being done in Scotland, as Laura Bicker reports.

  • 19 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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