Medicine use review
Using your medicines in the right way can make all the difference to how well they work.
Pharmacists are the medicines experts and are commissioned by the NHS to provide Medicines Use Reviews to help you understand your medicines better.
Patients suffering from one of the following long term conditions are invited to benefit from this service at any of our pharmacies.
Asthma | High blood pressure | Respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema | Type 2 diabetes
You may have been discharged from hospital recently in which case you may have some medicines that are new to you and would also benefit from some advice.
You'll be invited into one of our private consultation rooms where you will need to complete a consent form.
Our pharmacist will discuss your medicines with you, what they are for, how best to use them and any side effects you may be having.
You'll be able to ask any questions that you have and discuss any concerns your may have.
This free NHS service is available annually to customers receiving prescription medication from this pharmacy for 3 months or longer.
Frequency: When required...
New medicine service
Starting to use a new medicine can be a daunting and confusing experience. Some medicines have important instructions to follow. If used correctly they can really improve the treatment of your condition. If used incorrectly they can fail to work at all and may cause side effects. When you are prescribed a new medicine it can help to talk to an expert.
We can provide advice on how to use your new medicine to help improve the treatment of your condition, your symptoms and your quality of life. Small changes can make a big difference. We will then be happy to contact you after a couple of weeks to check how you are getting on.
Frequency: When required...
This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:
Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.
NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:
If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.
An NHS Health Check takes approximately 20 minutes. During the health check we will measure your height, weight, blood pressure and will perform a cholesterol test using a small blood sample obtained from a finger prick. We will also ask you some lifestyle questions.
As well as measuring your risk of developing these health problems, an NHS Health Check gives you advice on how to prevent them.
The risk level varies from person to person, but everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some types of dementia.
Your NHS Health Check can detect potential health problems before they do real damage.
Frequency: Every 5 years