Availability - If you are too busy to arrange an appointment to see your doctor or feel your problem is not severe enough to talk to the GP about, you can always call in to our pharmacy. There you will be seen, in private if required, by a highly qualified healthcare professional who can give advice and if necessary supply a remedy or refer you on to a very wide variety of national and local services, if your problem requires further help.
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This pharmacy operates a prescription collection service from our local surgeries. For further details ask any member of staff.
You may have noticed that we record all prescription items that you bring in on our computerised Patient Medication Records (PMR). Our computers alert us to any drug interactions or unusual doses. They keep track of what you collected and when and of any items we may have owed you from your last prescription.
You can choose how you want your prescription to be dealt with. You can organise for us to collect your prescription from your surgery, or you can collect it yourself. If we collect it, it will be ready within 48 hours for you to pick up, depending on your surgery's repeat prescribing policy. If you bring it in yourself, depending on the time of day, the script should be ready within 15 minutes or so. If you qualify, we may be able to provide you with an aid for taking your medicines - ask at the counter.
In the foreseeable future (pilots are already running), your GP will be able to send your prescription securely via electronic links to the pharmacy of your choice.
Our computers will be capable of receiving these prescriptions which will make life much easier for you by reducing visits to the GP.
We offer advice and supply the morning after pill if you are eligible.
Our pharmacy will provide a variety of specialist services to help to improve the health of our local community e.g. Care in the Chemist, Smoking Cessation, Helping local schools ,Emergency Hormonal Contraception, Blood pressure and cholesterol measurement.
One of the most important things about staying healthy is to have plenty of exercise of the right type for your age and weight. This will not only help your weight loss but also improve your circulation, help with your balance and generally make you feel better.
If you are one of the many people suffering from a long-term illness like Diabetes or Asthma, our pharmacist can help you with controlling the symptoms, checking your drugs are working and that you are not suffering from side effects. The pharmacist can also give you non-pharmaceutical advice that can improve your quality of life. We can also help to monitor the various tests that your illness may require and explain what it all means in simple terms.
It has been found that many patients are not really sure what their medicines are for, or they suffer from side effects from them and have decided to stop taking them but they don't want to tell the doctor, or the tablets don't seem to be making them feel any better so they have ended up thinking ‘why bother’. Are you one of these people? We want to help you. We understand that you want to be in control of what you take. You want to understand why you are taking these tablets and to make an informed decision as to whether you will take them or not. We need to get together and have a chat so you are confident about what you are having and why it's important you should take the medication. If you are adamant you don't want them the NHS saves money by not giving them to you any more. So call and arrange a time that's convenient to both of us. We look forward to seeing you.
You can have a free NHS flu Jab at our pharmacy:
• If you are 65 years of age or over
• If you are pregnant
• If you are a carer
If you have certain medical conditions including:
• Chronic Respiratory Disease
• Heart Disease
• Kidney Disease
• Liver Disease
• Neurological Disease
We can provide a variety of systems to help you - some you need to pay for and some are provided by the NHS. For further details ask any member of staff.
If you are a suitable candidate for this service your GP will be able to send enough prescriptions to cover up to twelve months treatment. You will still have to come back to the pharmacy for each supply but you will avoid having to ask the GP for a new prescription every month. You can, of course, visit your GP any time you feel unwell as normal.
We offer vaccination to for your travel needs including yellow fever.
We offer all travel vaccinations and malaria tablets to suit your needs. This includes rabies,tetanus,diphtheria,typiod, etc
We also give MMR vaccines for people going to Mecca for Haj or Omra
The pharmacy is also a certified centre for yellow fever and most of above vaccines can done on demand and there is no waiting list.
We will beat any price quoted by any other source, please contact us for details.
Medicines are designed to help you with your symptoms but they can be damaging if they are not stored correctly or get into the wrong hands. So here are some simple rules to keep you and your medicines safe:
A) Store them in a cool, dry, dark place, not in the bathroom or kitchen, unless otherwise instructed.
B) Keep them out of reach of children. If possible keep a childproof lid on the bottle.
C) Eye, ear and nose drops and creams should always be thrown away a month after opening.
D) Always check the expiry date on the box or bottle. If this date has passed, discard the medicines by taking them to your nearest pharmacy.
E) Read the instructions on the label and make sure you follow them.
F) Read the patient leaflet that comes with the medicine to see how it should be stored, i.e. avoid storing tablets in sunlight, and to find out about any side effects you might experience.
G) Drinking alcohol while you’re on medication is not a good idea in general and especially bad with some tablets, so ask your pharmacist if you are concerned.
H) Some tablets individually or in combination can affect your reaction time so you must take care if you are going to drive or operate machinery while on medication.
I) Your tablets have been prescribed for your individual symptoms, they are not designed to be given to other people, who may have other conditions or medications that would react badly to your tables. So please don’t share.
J) If you have a minor illness that you want to buy a medicine for, always check with the pharmacist when you are purchasing it, that it will not interfere with any tablets you are on from the doctor.
The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats we have ever faced, killing more than 8 million people a year around the world. According to the NHS, in the UK alone, smoking kills over 80,000 people every year and a further 500,000 people are admitted into hospital as a direct result of smoking.
Smoking has been linked to countless conditions from depression, infertility and asthma, to the more serious conditions such as lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease. It’s really not surprising that this is the case when you consider how many harmful substances there are in a cigarette. They have thousands of different chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic (cancer causing), and examples of others being acetone (used as nail polish remover), lead and cadmium (a highly toxic metal.)
The truth of the matter is, we all know how bad smoking is for our health, and a majority of smokers will say that they want to quit but giving up can be hard. Especially without the right help and support. That’s where our friendly and professional staff come in!
There is now more support than ever before, not just in the form of information, but also products designed to reduce cravings and to fight off any of the horrible withdrawal symptoms. One of the developments has been the introduction of Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT.) There are a variety of NRT products available:
Smoking is addictive because of the nicotine in cigarettes. That is why it is hard to quit. By starting one or even a combination of the above therapies, they will give a smoker a dose of nicotine in their blood. This reduces the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings, whilst they break away from the psychological habit of smoking.
Our staff can advise you on the best way to kick your smoking habit. By coming in to our store our trained pharmacist will provide you with a free consultation, asking you questions such as how many cigarettes you smoke in a day and what triggers the need for a cigarette etc. By determining your ‘level of nicotine addiction’ the pharmacist will then be able to offer their advice on what they think would work best for you.
The pharmacist may even offer advice in other forms, for example, letting you know about any local support groups, advising you to take up a hobby or even suggesting a routine to start you off.
The benefit of having this support is that we are there 7 days a week whenever you need help, or even just a friendly professional to speak with. It is a proven fact that if you receive support while trying to stop smoking your chance for success is greatly increased.
Many people are now finding it very difficult to stay at the best weight for their height. As our lifestyles have become less active, remaining slim is harder. We can help by giving advice on eating. We can also regularly weigh you and record it so you can monitor your weight loss, hopefully acting as an incentive to help you shed those excess pounds.