Medicines Use Review
A medicines use review is an appointment with one of our pharmacists to focus on how you are getting on with your medicines. It is an NHS service and you don’t need to pay for it.
The meeting is to:
Help you find out more about the medicines you are taking
Pick up any problems you are having with your medicines
Improve the effectiveness of your medicines. There may be easier ways to take them, or you may find you need fewer medicines than before
Get better value for the NHS- making sure that your medicines are right for you prevents unnecessary waste
Our pharmacist will have questions to ask you, and may suggest changes to your medicines. You may have concerns or questions that you want to ask. You can ask anything at all about your medicines.
Remember you can ask our pharmacist questions at any time, but a review will give you and us both more time to concentrate on you and your medicines.
New Medicines Service
If you're prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS).
People often have problems when they start a new medicine. As part of the scheme, the pharmacist will support you over several weeks to use the medicine safely and to best effect.
The service is only available to people using certain medicines. In some cases where there's a problem and a solution can't be found between you and the pharmacist, you'll be referred back to your doctor.
Emergency Hormonal Contraception
This is an NHS service and is free of charge to certain patients
To discuss if you are eligible for this service under the NHS, please come instore and ask to speak with the pharmacist in our private consultation room.
If you are not eligible under the NHS criteria, the pharmacist will be able to give you a cost to purchase the treatment privately.
All customers wanting to get the “morning after pill” will be required to talk to the pharmacist in our private consultation room. This is completely confidential and your pharmacist is a medical professional bound by the laws of confidentiality as your doctor is.
There is no need to ask at the counter for the pill, simply ask to speak to the pharmacist in private.
Smoking Cessation Service
Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
Did you know that wherever you live in the UK, you have easy access to a free service proven to help you stop smoking?
Local stop smoking services staffed by expert advisers provide a range of proven methods to help you quit. They will give you accurate information and advice and give you professional support during the first few months of stopping smoking.
Inhaler Technique Service
Most people with asthma use an inhaler to take their asthma medicines. Using an inhaler means you get the medicine quickly. It helps you breathe the medicine straight into your lungs where it's needed
Travel Health Advice & Malaria Prophylaxis
You're planning your holiday for you and your family or friends. You've worked hard all year and are looking forward to a break. This could even be your trip of a lifetime but please stop and reflect for a moment on if your travel plans may have the potential to risk your health. Our Pharmacist can help.