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Sore throat test and treat scheme

The Sore Throat Test and Treat scheme allows patients who have a sore throat to call into their local pharmacy and be tested by a trained pharmacist using a quick and pain free test. Following a consultation and assessment by the pharmacist, medication may be supplied for those patients where an antibiotic is required. In many cases, a sore throat is the result of a viral rather than bacterial infection which means antibiotics will not work, and self-care and rest are the best course of action.