Ask Your Pharmacist


We provide a range of additional services including:

 

     
 
  • Stop Smoking Service
    Improve your chances of successfully going smoke free with advice and one to one support  when you sign up to our Free NHS Stop Smoking Service.
    We know many smokers want to kick the habit, but don’t know where to start or get encouragement from. We have many nicotine alternatives which you can obtain free under the programme.

    Try a breath of fresh air and save yourself money too. Sign up for the Smoking Cessation Programme.

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring

    High blood pressure also called hypertension affects millions of people increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure. 

    High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. The only way for you to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it measured with a blood pressure monitor.

    We will measure your blood pressure using the latest professional machines and record your readings on a card. If necessary we will refer you to your doctor and also offer advice on necessary changes to your life style in order to improve your health.

    Ask for the NHS HealthChecks where it applies

    For more information speak with the Pharmacist

  • Pharmacy First (Minor Ailments)
    Pharmacy First (Minor Ailments Scheme)  is an NHS service for people who don't pay prescription charges. Under the scheme, the Pharmacist can prescribe medicines for a minor illness or ailment on the NHS and save you making an appointment with your GP. Only certain ailments and minor illnesses are covered under the scheme. For more information, ask to speak with the Pharmacist.

  • Medicines Management Service (MUR)
     Our pharmacist will be pleased to advise you on any new medicines just prescribed by your G.P as well as any long term ones you have been taking. The consultation is in private and may last up to ten minutes. It has been designed to help you understand what your medicine is, how to take it and any other issues you may be concerned about.  This service is free.

    If you are taking a lot of different medicines, or sometimes forget to take your medicines, or have problems removing tablets from their blisters, or elderly or disabled, we can dispense for FREE into special packs which have different compartments with the time and day to be taken clearly marked on the packs.

  • Chlamydia Screening & Treatment
    Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, affecting both men and women. Most people who have it will have no symptoms, without a test you will probably not know anything is wrong. If you or your sexual partner are left untreated it can cause infertility (not being able to have children) and long term pelvic pain. If you are sexually active, you should be tested for Chlamydia annually. We provide a free screening service for 16-25 year olds.

    The test for Chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself. You do NOT need to be examined! For more information, speak to the Pharmacist

  • Weight Management Service
    If you are thinking of losing some weight, our in-house dietician and weight management adviser is always here to give a helping hand.

    Book an appointment at our weight management clinic and a programme can be designed just for you, combining support and information on proper diet and exercise with certain weight loss products.
    Act now, lose weight and feel good,

  • Blood Sugar / Cholesterol Testing
    Understanding blood glucose level ranges is key to both diabetes diagnosis and diabetes self-management.
    We offer a Blood Sugar Testing Service and if necessary referral to your GP for follow on treatment.
    We also offer a cholesterol checking and advisory service.