If you’re between 40 and 74 and live in the UK, you should have a health check which we can do at our pharmacy for a nominal charge.
The health check should take around 30 minutes. A healthcare professional, will ask you a series of simple questions about your lifestyle and family history. The check is nothing to worry about and you won’t be asked any embarrassing questions or need to remove clothing.
You can also expect:
The Health Check focuses on:
If you are over 65, you will also be told the signs of dementia to look out for.
After your blood pressure test, sugar level test and BMI results, the Pharmacist will be happy to offer lifestyle advice or suggest you visit your GP, if needed. They might offer ideas on how to:
Check your blood pressure
The only way of knowing whether you have high blood pressure is to have a blood pressure test.
All adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 5 years. Getting this done is easy and could save your life.
You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:
You can also check your blood pressure yourself with a home blood pressure monitor.
We continually look at our services and the quality of our services to you. We analyse and improve these by trying to create an environment where Pharmacists and pharmacy staff can give you the best possible pharmaceutical care. An annual patient satisfaction survey is used to get honest feedback about how you feel we are doing and where we can improve.
We can supply medical appliances and offer information and clinical advice if you use any of the following appliances: certain catheter appliances, tracheostomy and laryngectomy appliances; anal irrigation systems; a vacuum pump or constrictor ring for erectile dysfunction, wound drainage pouches, incontinence appliances and stoma appliances. We can also deliver it to your home at a convenient time to you.
We can dispense your NHS and private prescriptions for you. Information and advice will be offered to you, to help you (and carers) use your medicines safely and effectively. We will also keep appropriate records. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.
Erection problems (impotence) are very common, particularly in men over 40. It's usually nothing to worry about, but you should see a GP if it keeps happening.
Most men occasionally fail to get or keep an erection. Causes of erection problems can be stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol, and it's nothing to worry about.
If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional problems.
Medicine such as sildenafil is often used by doctors to treat erectile dysfunction. It is also available from our pharmacy. You no longer need a prescription to get sildenafil. You can have a private consultation with our pharmacist to make sure it's safe for you to take it.
We can collect your prescription and have it ready for you to collect from the pharmacy when it is convenient for you. We can also deliver it to your door if you cannot collect it in the pharmacy. Please ask one of our pharmacy staff for more details and sign up to the service today.
We have a dedicated team of delivery drivers who can deliver your medication to your home.
If you have a child infected with head lice we can provide free lotions, bug buster kits and advice through the NI minor ailments scheme
If you receive prescriptions from us and appear to suffer from any of the following long term conditions, we are able to offer advice on achieving a healthy lifestyle: • Diabetes • Be at risk of Coronary Heart Disease (especially those with high blood pressure) • Patients who want to give up smoking • Patients who want to lose weight We also partake in national and local campaigns to promote healthy living to the public and to all visitors to the pharmacy. These may be targeted campaigns e.g. Stop Smoking in January etc.
This is an opportunity for our pharmacist to discuss and review the medicines you are taking to ensure you are using them correctly and getting the maximum benefit. We will explain clearly and simply, without any medical jargon, what they are for and the conditions they treat and identify any possible side effects that you may be experiencing. We will listen to you and any problems you are having with your medicines, provide advice and support and if necessary contact your Doctor to discuss any issues that arise from our conversation.
An MUR can help:
Our pharmacist may be able to conduct an MUR over the telephone or for eligible patie
The pharmacy will help support independent living in groups of vulnerable people, or those with special needs, who do not fall within the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 criteria. We can assess your knowledge and use of your medicines and the appropriate level or kind of support, if any, required to help you take the medicines as intended. If support is necessary, the pharmacist will agree with you or your carer the appropriate level or kind of support. We can also provide advice, support and assistance to you with a view to improving your knowledge and use of medicines and compliance, or we may need to refer you to another health or social care professional. Pharmacy support could include compliance charts, screw top closures, medication administration record (MAR) charts, labelling medicines in large fonts and multi-compartment compliance aids.
See our instore catalogue with a vast range of everyday essential mobility products at a very competitive price ranging from cutlery sets to electric wheelchairs Products can be delivered to your door free of charge.
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
When you are prescribed a new medicine by your doctor our pharmacists can offer support and advice to ensure you take the new medication as prescribed without suffering any unwanted side effects or explain any further questions you may have. We usually do this by keeping in contact with you during the first 4 weeks of your new medicine being prescribed.
The service is only available for people living in England, and only for those who have been prescribed a new medicine for the conditions listed:
The NMS can help:
The NHS Operating Framework introduced a requirement that community pharmacies must comply to certain regulations regarding the management of personal information within the pharmacy. Our computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems, such as interactions between medicines, and will help us deal with any queries you may have. We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on Confidentiality. We never share any information with any third parties.
Make life easier for yourself and let us order your prescription on your behalf. Simply let us know what repeat medicines you need, a few days before they run out, either in person, by phone, fax or email and we will arrange to collect it from your Doctor's surgery. We go daily to all the Doctors surgeries in our postcode. When we have collected your prescription it will be dispensed and waiting for you to collect at the pharmacy. We also provide a free local home delivery service for customers who are housebound or live in warden-controlled accommodation.
We keep a wide range of over the counter medicines and also vitamins and mineral supplements. Please ask our fully trained pharmacy staff for help and advice on selecting the best product for you.
Where ever possible, our trained pharmacy staff will provide advice and support to help you manage your own and family’s health. The Pharmacist and trained staff will provide advice to any patients (including carers) who request help with the treatment of minor illness and long-term conditions. This will include general information and advice on how to manage illness. The Pharmacists and pharmacy staff can also provide advice on how to use a wide range of non-prescription medicines (sold in our branches), which can be used in the self-care of minor illness and long-term conditions.
Going abroad and need to know which vaccinations you require or need advice on precautions?
We provide travel consultations with experienced staff who will assess the impact of any pre-existing medical conditions on your vaccine requirements. Our competitive pricing and easily accessible location makes us your first choice for all your travel needs
Walk in for a free travel health consultation in our designated private consultation rooms today. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you with all your travel healthcare needs.