Petts Wood Pharmacy

ORPINGTON
83 Queensway,Kent,BR5 1DQ,ORPINGTON
Open now Today's opening hours:
08:00 – 22:00
Sunday
08:00 – 23:00
Monday
08:00 – 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 – 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 – 22:00
Thursday
08:00 – 22:00
Friday
08:00 – 22:00
Saturday
08:00 – 23:00
Weight Loss Support Service

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.

Asthma Check Service

The Asthma Check Service aims to help you get the most from your asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) medicines. The Asthma Check Service is a free service, funded by the NHS, which involves having a private consultation of around 20 minutes, with our Pharmacist. The aim of the review is to help you better understand the medicines you take, how they work, what they do, as well as looking at your inhaler technique. It will also help our Pharmacist identify any problems you may be experiencing such as side effects or interactions with other medicines.

Diabetes Risk Awareness Service

Our Diabetes Risk Awareness Service can help you to understand whether you are potentially at risk of developing diabetes. You can therefore take action to prevent this happening. Most health experts agree that in recent years more and more people have developed the condition known as diabetes, putting their health at some risk. It is also estimated that there are up to half a million more people in the UK who have diabetes but have not been diagnosed. This is because symptoms may develop over period of time and the connection with diabetes may not be made

Supervised Administration

People undertaking drug treatment programmes may be required to take their medication whilst being supervised in the pharmacy. We offer a discreet and confidential service which helps to ensure your medication is taken as prescribed and to reduce the risk of medication being lost or stolen.

Stoma Appliance Customisation

If you use stoma products, we can customise them so that they are tailored specifically to your measurements. This will make them more comfortable to wear and allow you to get longer use from each one.

Needle and Syringe Exchange

Providing sterile equipment to people who inject drugs helps to reduce harm and prevent spread of infection through unsafe practice. We offer a discreet and confidential service which allows you to receive sterile injecting equipment free of charge and return it in a sharps bin for safe disposal.

Flu Vaccination Service

The Flu Vaccination Service is the provision of a flu vaccine, administered by our specially trained Pharmacist, to help prevent you catching flu. The Flu Vaccination Service is suitable for most adults. If you are interested in receiving the service, our Pharmacist will take you through a short series of questions to ensure that it is suitable before giving the vaccination. Lifelong immunity to the influenza virus is virtually impossible to achieve and therefore an annual vaccination is required to provide protection from the disease.

Emergency Contraception Service

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.)

Pregnancy Testing Service

We offer discreet and fast pregnancy testing services in a private consultation room were you can discuss your results with our pharmacist. Simple, bring a sample of urine preferable in the morning to our pharmacy in a specimen container. The test usually takes 10 minutes so you can either wait or call back for the results. You will be given a report with your results filled in by the pharmacist that you can take to your doctor

Erectile Dysfunction Service

Erectile dysfunction affects more than half of men aged over 40 in the UK to some degree, a significant number of which will suffer most or all of the time. It can have a detrimental affect on self esteem and self confidence as well as a man’s relationship. We offer a confidential service which men with erectile dysfunction can access. It involves a consultation with our pharmacist who can offer medication to treat your condition, if appropriate, as well as offering advice and support.

Pain Management Service

People with long term (or chronic) pain can find it difficult to control their symptoms with their medication. Poorly managed pain can lead to further problems such as lack of mobility, disruption in sleep or depression. During a private consultation, our pharmacist can help you to control your pain by helping you to understand how your medicines work and how and when to take them. They will also assist to resolve any problems you may be experiencing such as side effects or interactions with other medicines you take.

Monitored Dosage Systems

It is important that you take the right dose of your prescribed medicines at the right time each day to get the most from your medicines to control your condition as much as possible. This can sometimes be difficult if you take more than one medicine. One way in which this can be made easier is for your medicines to be supplied in a Monitored Dosage System, which provides you with a separate compartment for each dosage time of the day. Our Pharmacist can help identify which patients this type of system would be suitable for

Daily Living Aids

Some people who have problems with their mobility need daily living aids to help them with day to day activities. These aids can be prescribed by assessors who look at your needs and recommend products that may be of help to you. If you receive a prescription for a daily living aid we can dispense it for you and provide any information you need on how to use it.

Care Home Services

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).

Palliative Care Medicines Supply

People receiving palliative care will often be prescribed medication which is required immediately. We stock a range of specialist medicines used in palliative care so if you have a prescription for one of these medicines you can bring it to our pharmacy and we will be able to dispense it for you, without having to wait for it to be ordered and delivered. As well as being able to supply you with your medicines, our pharmacist will be able to offer advice and information on the medicines you receive.

Passport Photo

Our Passport Photo Kiosk deliver identity photos that meet the International Civil Aviation Organisation standards (“ICAO”), and are therefore suitable for official documents including UK passport, driving licence and identity cards.

Blood Testing Service

If you are required to have regular blood tests due to a long term condition or medication you take, we can take your blood sample in our private consultation room and send it to a laboratory to be tested. You must be referred by your GP practice to receive this service.

Electronic Prescription Service

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

Out of Hours Dispensing

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.

Prescription Delivery Service

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.

Repeat Dispensing Scheme

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.

Repeat Prescription Service

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.

Discharge Medicines Review Service

The Discharge Medicines Review Service is a free NHS service which provides support to patients who have recently been discharged from a care setting, such as a hospital. Our pharmacist will ensure that any changes that have been made to your medication regime in the care setting are continued by your GP on your return home. In addition, our pharmacist will identify any issues with your medicines and help you to resolve them, as well as giving you an opportunity to ask any questions you have.

Medicines Use Review Service

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.

Minor Ailments Service

The Minor Aliments Service (MAS) is a scheme available in Scotland, which allows you to use your pharmacy to get advice and treatments for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, pains and hay fever free on the NHS. Our Pharmacist can provide you with advice on treating these common conditions and, if necessary, prescribe over the counter medicines free of charge. In addition, if our Pharmacist feels it is appropriate then they will refer you to a GP or another healthcare professional.

Allergy Screening Service

Many people in the UK suffer from symptoms of allergies and intolerances such as runny nose, itchy eyes, rashes and stomach discomfort throughout the year. Often the trigger of the allergy or intolerance is unknown. Our Allergy Screening Service allows you to understand if you have a food intolerance or allergy and if so, identify what is triggering your symptoms. We can then help to find ways in which you can manage the symptoms and signpost you to further guidance and support.

Blood Pressure Check Service

Over a third of those people with high blood pressure are currently not being treated – thereby putting their health at risk. High blood pressure rarely makes people feel ill. In a tiny number of people, it can cause headaches but only if blood pressure is very high. However, the only reliable method of knowing whether you have high blood pressure is to have it measured.

Cholesterol Testing Service

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.

Drink Awareness Service

Our Drink Awareness Service will help you to understand how your level of alcohol intake is affecting your body and any risks associated with this. By using a questionnaire we can identify if you are drinking above safe levels and if so, we’ll offer you advice and support to help you reduce your level of drinking. As well as short term changes, drinking higher levels of alcohol can have long term adverse affects on your body such as raised blood pressure, increased risk of some cancers, depression and dementia.

Stop Smoking Service

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.

Medicines Disposal Service

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.

About

At Petts Wood Pharmacy we dispense prescription medicines, help you manage your medicines more effectively and offer a great range of products for you to choose from. Confidential advice and health checks are available, to offer reassurance and peace of mind for you and your family. Our in-pharmacy services are listed below. Take a look to see how we can help you.