NHS in plea to patients

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PATIENTS in Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire feeling under the weather this winter are urged to visit their local pharmacy for quick, early advice.

The Feeling Under The Weather? campaign is also highlighting the benefits of getting treatment for coughs and colds straight away.

Paul Bennett, chief officer of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmacy Committee, said: ‘Sometimes coughs and colds can develop into something more serious, particularly for people over 60, so getting early advice will improve your chances of getting well quickly.

‘There’s no such thing as wasting your pharmacist’s time when you have a health concern.

‘Your pharmacist wants to help and early advice is the best advice.’

Visit nhs.uk for more information.