'Seek help from your pharmacist if you're under the weather' advises Herts Valley CCG

People across Hertfordshire are being encouraged to seek help quickly for minor ailments before they become more serious.

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a campaign ‘The earlier, the better’ to encourage people to treat minor illnesses by going to their pharmacist.

The body is advising older people to tell a friend, family member or carer if they have a bad cough, cold or sore throat to prevent it getting worse.

Dr Nicolas Small, who looks after Hertsmere for the commissioning group, said: “It’s easy to forget that our local pharmacists can provide expert guidance on how to help manage long term conditions, or give advice on the best treatment for a cough or cold.

“So it’s essential that older people seek help as soon as possible to prevent a trip to hospital if their condition gets worse. The earlier, the better.”

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