- Blood Pressure Screening
Using our free blood pressure testing service is simple, go along and speak to one of our Pharmacists and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. Our Pharmacists will take care of the rest. You don’t need an appointment and the blood pressure test shouldn’t take any longer than ten minutes. Once our Pharmacist have completed your test they’ll explain your results and give you any advice you need about high or low blood pressure, or how to maintain a healthy blood pressure and lifestyle.
- Chlamydia Screening and Treatment
Why you should be screened for chlamydia
Some STIs (also known as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs) do not show any symptoms. At least 75% of infected women and around half of infected men will not have any visible signs of chlamydia, although it can still cause unseen damage and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
The free chlamydia test
With the help of the NHS a chlamydia test kit from our Pharmacy is discreet, quick and simple. You can pick up a free home chlamydia test by coming to our Pharmacy. It’s available to men and women and you’re able to take the kit away with you so that you can take the test in privacy.
When you’re ready, all you need to do is provide a urine sample in the container provided, or take a swab from the vagina. Once you’re done, return the test to our Pharmacy in the discreet packet provided. We’ll have your results back from the laboratory within 48 hours so we can put your mind at rest or get you started on the right course of treatment.
Our Pharmacist will also be able to give you advice on any other issues around unprotected sex that may be worrying you, including STIs or emergency contraception (the ‘morning after’ pill ), and be more than happy to help if you need some advice about how to stay safe next time.
- Emergency Hormonal Contraception
If you’ve recently had sex without using contraception, or you think that the contraception you did use might have failed, you may decide you want to find out more about emergency contraception. If you act quickly (within 72 hours) emergency contraception can usually stop you getting pregnant.
You can buy emergency contraception from our Pharmacy without a prescription. It is also available free on the NHS depending on age and other specified criteria.
Before you receive your emergency contraception our Pharmacist will just need to ask you some brief questions to check your suitability, and to check that you’ve got all the support you need. They’ll also explain your next steps. (Don’t worry, this consultation is free and confidential.)
- Flu Vaccination Service
If you want to help protect yourself against flu this winter, our Winter Flu Jab Service is here to help. Even if you had a flu vaccination last year, you may consider having it again this year to protect yourself against the viruses responsible for causing most cases of flu, including the H1N1 (swine flu) virus.
- Methadone Services
Our services for drug users reduce the risk of contracting infections, causing harm and reduce psychological problems. Substance misuse has a major impact on individuals, families and the community.
The service helps to engage users in drug treatment and reduce drug related harm and crime via supervised consumption of heroin substitutes and by offering needle and syringe exchange schemes. Supervision prevents diversion of legally prescribed methadone onto the black market.
- Disability and Mobility Aids Hire
We are a leading local supplier of disability and mobility aids to the local community providing a large range of products for hire or purchase, including commodes, wheelchairs, electric scooters etc. Our staffs have extensive knowledge regarding these products and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We can help identify a patients needs and provide the best suited items to assist them.
- Repeat Prescription and Collection
The Repeat Prescription Service is offered in our pharmacy providing our customers with a simple and convenient way to get their repeat medication. Our customers can order their next supply of repeat medication in the pharmacy when they collect their current supply, saving them an unnecessary trip to the surgery. Our pharmacy team will order the repeat prescription from the surgery on the patient's behalf, collect it and have the medicine ready and waiting to collect when they next visit our pharmacy. For added convenience, medicines can also be delivered to our customers.
- Smoking Cessation
Our Pharmacy is able to provide customers with the advice and support needed to help them stop smoking. Where necessary, our pharmacists can identify the most suitable nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for our customers. NRT has been shown to double a person's chances of quitting smoking.
In our pharmacy customers can have a Smokerlyser test to measure how much carbon monoxide they have in their breath.
NRT and other products are available to purchase in all our pharmacy. In addition our pharmacy also offers NHS-funded stop smoking services.
- Medicine Use Reviews (MURs)
The service (also known as a medicines use review) involves a consultation with the pharmacist to discuss your medication. This includes all prescribed medicines, such as tablets, liquids, creams and inhalers, along with any purchased from a pharmacy, health shop or supermarket (for example, vitamins, supplements or pain killers). It gives an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how and why you should be taking your medicines and any problems this is causing.
This service is currently available in England and Wales and is aimed at patients taking more than one medicine or who have a long-term condition.