Do you know whether your blood pressure is high, low, or just right? Often these are no obvious symptoms, but if you have high blood pressure, then it can lead to other health problems in the long-term. This is why we provide a free blood pressure testing service, which takes just a few moments. It is quick, easy, pain-free, and if your results show your blood pressure is higher, or lower, than average, then we can provide instant advice and guidance on the next steps you need to take.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually-transmitted infection in the UK and you don’t need to have had lots of sexual partners to be at risk. For most people Chlamydia has no symptoms, so you probably won’t know if you or your partner(s) have it without having a test.Our pharmacy works within the national Chlamydia testing and treatment service, providing confidential screening and treatment. If you are worried that you are at risk of Chlamydia infection, then just ask to speak to our pharmacist in confidence and put you mind at rest.
If you are worried that the contraception you have used might have failed, or if you have has sex without using contraception, you may decide you want to use the ‘Morning After Pill’ or Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC ) as an emergency measure. To be effective, EHC needs to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Ask to speak, in confidence, with our pharmacist they will be able to advise if EHC is suitable for you. If we can not help you, then we will make sure we refer you to someone who can.
Are you travelling to a country where you might be at risk to malaria? Malaria infections involving UK citizens have risen by almost 30% within the last 2 years, with 1,761 cases last year. But nearly all cases are preventable with anti-malarial drugs taken in the form of tablets. We can provide you with the medication you need. Simply ask one of our pharmacists who will be able to advice. It is important to make arrangements in advance as you will need to start taking your medication before you travel. Some Anti-malarial medication can be provided privately without a prescription. We are also able to provide advice on any other travel health issues.
Do you worry about the medicines you are taking? Would you like to understand more about your regular medicines and how they are helping you? Perhaps you would like to share some concerns about how they make you feel, or find out whether there are other ways you can take them. We can offer you a review of your medicines. This is a FREE service and our pharmacist will arrange it at a time to suit you. The appointment will last about 15 minutes. Our pharmacist will only know about the medicines that you collect from the pharmacy where you are having your medicines review appointment. So, you will need to tell them about any other medicines you take, as well as any complementary medicines, or regular vitamin or mineral supplements. We do not have access to your medical history, so we won’t know about any past illnesses or conditions that may be relevant. Our pharmacist will need to ask you some questions about yourself, just to help them get a full picture. Then, at the end of the meeting, we will prepare an ‘action plan’ – noting down the things that have been jointly agreed. Confidentiality We know how important privacy and confidentiality is. So, when we talk to you about your medicines we make sure it is in a private area, where you have the full attention of the pharmacist. You and your GP will receive a record of the action plan – so that your medical notes can be kept up to date.
Are you feeling a bit under the weather? Perhaps you suffer from hay fever, or maybe you are struggling with a persistent cough, cold or headache? These are just some of the minor ailments our pharmacy team can help you with- without you having to visit your GP surgery. There are so many over-the-counter medicines and remedies available, but sometimes it can be confusing knowing which one might be best for you. So, call in anytime – no appointments needed – and talk to highly trained Healthcare Assistants and Pharmacist- they are ready and waiting to help you...and in certain circumstances it may be FREE under a local NHS
Are you worried about catching flu? Perhaps you are concerned about having time off work, or maybe you want to make sure you don’t pass it on to the more vulnerable members of your family. Whatever the reason, having a vaccination against this year’s strain of seasonal flu can give you protection and peace of mind. We don’t want to keep you waiting – so check with a member of the pharmacy team to find out if you need to book an advance.
When you are prescribed any new medicine the pharmacist is available to provide details about them.The service provides support for people with long-term conditions newly prescribed a medicine to help improve medicine adherence,please speak to the pharmacist for more details
We understand how difficult it is to conquer the craving and addition that comes with smoking. That is why we can support you not only with nicotine replacement therapy, but with regular one –to-one appointments, providing encouragement and advice along the way. Take the first step by talking to a member of our pharmacy team today.
We provide substance misuse clients with facilities for needle exchange, as well as supervised methadone/subutex suboxone consumption, and instalment dispensing. We understand the importance of providing these services in a non-judgemental, confidential way, and we ensure privacy and discretions at all times.