I don't think we use the expertise of pharmacies enough. I've found them really helpful for things like checking nasty insect bites or rashes, which have saved me a trip to the GP. I was offered a health check and got some helpful advice which didn't feel like a lecture. Obviously if something wasn't a simple medical problem - or it got worse - then I would of course call my GP, but I often call in to my pharmacist now for more everyday advice and I think that should be encouraged. I can't believe how many people I know end up on anti-biotics for things like sore throats, and sometimes they haven't even tried the medicines they could get from pharmacy first. Could we encourage more services and advice through pharmacies?