Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood which is produced naturally in the body. Cholesterol levels can be raised through a number of causes including; an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking and some long term conditions. Having high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke or heart disease. We can measure your cholesterol level for you which will give you an indication of your risk of developing problems in the future. We will give you advice on how you can reduce your cholesterol level if required or refer you to your GP if necessary.
If you have recently had sex without using contraception, or you think that the contraception you did use might have failed, you may want to find out more about emergency contraception. If you act quickly (within 72 hours) emergency contraception can usually stop you getting pregnant. Our Pharmacist will just need to ask you some brief questions to check your suitability before you receive your emergency contraception and to check that you have got all the support you need. We'll also explain your next steps. (Do not worry, this consultation is free and confidential.)
We provide a service tailored to the needs of each Care Home, by offering advice and support to the residents and staff of care homes, including delivery of medicines. We will advise on the proper and effective ordering of medicines and appliances as well as their safe storage, administration and proper record keeping. We provide a dispensing service to suit the needs of the Care Home, whether that is dispensing into standard containers or into Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS).
If you feel you need to lose weight to look and feel fitter and improve your health, or your doctor has suggested you lose weight, you are certainly not alone. Our Weight Loss Support Service to help you lose weight and feel better. Unlike more familiar attempts to achieve weight loss, based purely on diet and exercise, our Weight Loss Support Service is a more comprehensive, integrated approach.
A quicker and more convenient way to get your repeat prescriptions. The NHS Electronic Prescription Service gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to your pharmacy - by sending it electronically instead of the traditional paper-based method. Simply sent your repeat electronic prescription to us, once you’ve nominated our pharmacy, we’ll do the rest for you. Learn more
If you are given a prescription that you need urgently when no pharmacies are open, we can be contacted via the local police station to open the pharmacy for you and dispense your prescription. This service is only for patients who have ‘URGENT’ written on their prescription by their prescriber.
If you cannot get to us then we can come to you! We can deliver your medicines to your home free of charge.You will not have to go to the surgery to pick up your prescription (if you are on our Repeat Prescription Service). We will make sure that your surgery knows you are using this service. You will not have to wait while your prescription is being dispensed. We will make up your medicines and then bring them to you.
If you are prescribed the same medicines regularly you may be able to benefit from the free Repeat Dispensing Scheme. This allows you to get your repeat prescriptions directly from our pharmacy without having to reorder them from your GP. If you are eligible and sign up for this service we will look after your repeat prescriptions. Before you run out of your medicine(s) let us know and we will dispense your prescription, ready for you to collect.
If you regularly receive regular repeat prescriptions from your GP we can help you to make sure that you don’t ever run out of your medicines. We will order your repeat prescription on your behalf in time for us to dispense it before you run out of your medication. All you need to do is call into our pharmacy to collect your medicines when you need another supply.
A Medicines Use Review (MUR) aims to help you better understand the medicines you take, how they work and what they do. It is a free service, funded by the NHS, which involves having a private consultation of around 20 minutes, with our Pharmacist, focusing on how you use your medicines. The aim of the review is to help you better understand the medicines you take, how they work and what they do. It will also help the pharmacist to identify any problems you may be experiencing such as side effects or interactions with other medicines.
The New Medicine Service (NMS) is a free service, funded by the NHS, provided by your Pharmacist to help you to get the most out of your new medicine. The service is for people who have received their first prescription for a medicine to treat any of the following conditions, Asthma, Lung conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, Type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure, Conditions where you take a medicine to control the way your blood clots.
We realise that giving up smoking is not easy. We can offer you all the guidance and support you will need to break the habit. We can offer you all the guidance you need and we will support you every step of the way. Our fully trained team will provide you with expert advice on when and how to give up. You will receive individual, tailor made, face to face support and advice during a structured series of one to one consultations provided by one of our professional team in a private consultation area.
Heart disease is commonly referred to as cardiovascular disease. Up to 10 million people in the UK are at risk of developing this disease. Our Healthy Heart Service can help you understand your risk of developing heart disease so you can take the necessary steps to reduce this risk. Our service will measure your blood pressure and level of cholesterol to calculate your risk of heart related conditions. We will discuss with you what actions you can take to improve and control these two aspects of your health, signposting you to our other services that will support you.
If you have medicines at home that you no longer need, we can dispose of them safely for you. Just bring them to our pharmacy and we’ll do the rest.