Reasons for visiting a community pharmacy in Great Britain 2014

This statistic displays the response of individuals in Great Britain when asked the reason for their last visit to the community pharmacy. During the survey period in October 2014, 65 percent of individuals said they last visited a community pharmacy to get a prescription filled/pick up a prescription.

Which of these things did you visit the community pharmacy for, if any?

Share of respondents
To get a prescription filled/pick up a prescription65%
To buy medicine over the counter, e.g. ibuprofen, when you already knew what medicine you needed27%
To buy medicine over the counter, when you did not know what medicine you needed/asked advice about what medicine to take17%
To buy non-medical items like tissues or food and drink9%
To get advice about a health problem9%
To ask for advice about what health service you should use5%
For a health service or health check such as stopping smoking, having your blood pressure checked, or a flu vaccination3%
To dispose of unwanted out-of-date medicines3%
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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

January 2015

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

September 26 to October12, 2014

Number of respondents

903 respondents

Age group

15 years and over

Special properties

All respondents who visited a pharmacy at least once in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The exact formulation of the question: Thinking about the last time you visited a community pharmacy, which of these things did you visit the pharmacy for, if any?

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