If you have had unprotected sex you may be at risk of having contracted chlamydia. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which is normally symptom free, so you are unlikely to know that you have it. We offer a service which will provide you with information on STIs, advice on safe sex and a testing kit which allows you to take a sample at home to send to a laboratory to be tested for chlamydia. If you test positive you can then return to our pharmacy where we can provide you with medication to treat the infection.
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 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
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 are travelling abroad then you may need to be vaccinated against infectious diseases. Our Travel Vaccination Service can help you. Tell us about your itinerary - where you are going, what type of accommodation you will be staying in and how long you will be there - and we’ll do the rest. We’ll tell you which vaccinations are recommended for your trip, when you need to have each one and then make your bespoke appointment schedule for you to receive your vaccinations.
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.
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.
If you regularly use appliances such as incontinence or stoma products then our pharmacist can provide you with an Appliance Use Review, free of charge. During the review they will help you to improve your knowledge and use of your products, identify any poor or ineffective use and advise you about safe storage and disposal.
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.
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.