"The government needs to make people aware of all the extended services available in a community pharmacy," Raj Patel, a chemist from Kingston told Good Morning Britain, "It's not just your toothpaste and creams."
Mr Patel supports today's recommendation by a group of experts that pharmacists take more of the weight off GPs by helping to tackle heath problems such as obesity.
He says there are already many more services available at pharmacies than people realise.
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