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NHS urges parents to use pharmacies for children's illnesses

Stay Well Pharmacy campaign aims to relieve pressure on GPs and A&E for minor complaints

A health campaign is urging parents to treat their pharmacist as their first port of call for their children’s minor illnesses instead of visiting their GP or A&E.

NHS England said there were 18m GP appointments and 2.1m visits to A&E for self-treatable conditions every year, at a cost of £850m to the health service.

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