HAMPSHIRE residents are being urged to use their pharmacy more to help with health problems.

With longer opening hours and experts on site, people are being encouraged to visit their pharmacy as soon as they start to feel unwell.

Sarah Billington, chief officer of Hampshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee, said: “You can seek advice for minor health problems by consulting your local pharmacist.

“Pharmacies are not there just to help you when you’re feeling unwell, they also provide healthy living advice and services to help stop you becoming ill.”