Medicines services

Dispensing NHS prescriptions

Introduction

Dispensing NHS Prescriptions is at the core of our Pharmacy business and we pride ourselves on the high levels of service. At O'Brien's Pharmacy we make it our business to meet your expectations.

Service description

We each live busy lives so we aim to fulfil your prescription in a way that suits you best. If you choose to remain in the Pharmacy whilst we make up your prescription, the efficient and effective systems we have established in our dispensary ensure that we can provide you with your medication in a timely manner, cutting your waiting time to a minimum.

Service details

Price: Free if exempt from NHS prescription charges

 

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Electronic prescriptions

Introduction

In many parts of England your GP can send your prescription straight to our pharmacy electronically. Eventually the vast majority of prescriptions will be sent this way. With many of our pharmacies in the same building as your GP, we can make sure the electronic prescription arrives and resolve any problems if it doesn’t.

Service description

During your next consultation with your GP you may be asked if you would like to choose a pharmacy where your electronic prescriptions can be sent. Ask for your prescriptions to be sent to O'Brien's Pharmacy or nominate us to dispense your electronic prescriptions. When you next order a prescription do so as normal.

Service details

Price: Free

 

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Emergency contraception

Introduction

Emergency Hormonal Contraception can be supplied following a brief consultation designed to ensure that you are receiving the right help.

Service description

Make sure that you speak to our pharmacist about when you should take this medicine. There is a time after which is not effective. We will need to ask you some questions to assess if you are eligible for this service and provided that you are we can make the supply. We will always be discreet and provide private facilities for your consultation. You need to use emergency contraception within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

Service details

Price: Free if supplied on local NHS PGD scheme

 

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Emergency supplies

Introduction

At O'Brien's Pharmacy we understand life’s little ups and downs and that there are occasions when our customers can run out of their regular medication.

Service description

If, for whatever reason, you are left without your medication contact us or call into our Pharmacy and we’ll do our best to assist.

Service details

Price: There may be a charge for emergency supplies

Frequency: When required...

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Flu vaccination

Introduction

Through our Flu Vaccination Service, we can supply and administer a vaccine via an injection without a prescription to help you avoid getting the flu.

Service description

We will need to ask you some questions to assess if you are eligible for this service and provided that you are we can supply the relevant medication. We offer this service as vaccination by injection for adults as well as a nasal vaccination for children.

Service details

Price: Free for eligible patients

Frequency: Vaccination needs to be repeated on a yearly basis

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Minor ailments service (Pharmacy +)

Introduction

Got a minor ailment but too busy to visit your GP? Our Pharmacists can help. If you have a minor ailment, our experienced pharmacy staff can often provide you with the medication you need, saving you a trip to the GP - and maybe also money, as for many people this medication can be provided completely free of charge. Our staff are trained and qualified to treat minor ailments such as:

Coughs & colds  |  Allergies  |  Diarrhoea  |  Head Lice  |  Threadworms  |  Athlete’s Foot  |  Dhobie Itch  |  Vaginal Thrush  |  Ear Wax  |  Mouth ulcers  |  Oral Thrush

Service description

There’s no need to make an appointment, simply pop into your local O'Brien's Pharmacy and ask to speak to the Pharmacist. All our pharmacies have patient consultation rooms where you can chat to our Pharmacist about your condition in comfort, in private and, of course, in confidence.

You’re entitled to free over-the-counter medicines for minor illnesses if you’re registered with a GP practice and are: under 16, over 60, under 19 and in full-time education, on social security benefits or have a maternity, medical, war pension or other form of exemption certificate.

You can find out more about the Minor Ailments Service in the Fylde and Wyre CCG, Pharmacy +, here.

Service details

Price: Free service to eligible patients

Frequency: When required...

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Malaria prophylaxis

Introduction

If you are planning on visiting a part of the world where you could be infected by malaria then the medication available via this service is essential. Malaria is resistant to different medication in different parts of the world.

Service description

We will need to ask you some questions to assess if you are eligible for this service and provided that you are, we can supply the medication that you need for your trip. You may need to obtain a private prescription from your GP for some anti-malarial medication. Some of these medicines need to be taken for a number of weeks before you leave on your trip, so please get in touch with plenty of time to spare. 

Service details

Price: Dependent on requirements

Frequency: When required...

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

NHS Repeat dispensing service

Introduction

If you have been taking your medicines for some time and your condition is stable then you may be eligible to use the NHS repeat dispensing service.

Service description

Your GP can write a prescription to cover a three or six month period which is kept at our pharmacy. Instead of visiting your GP for a monthly repeat prescription, you can re-order your medicines directly from us and we’ll deliver them or have them waiting for when you come to visit. Your GP will decide whether this service is suitable for you. If you think you might be eligible speak to your GP or our pharmacy team who will be able to help you.

Service details

Price: Free

Frequency: When required...

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.


 

Private prescription service

Introduction

Although prescriptions are generally free, if you see your GP privately or have specialist medication requirements, you will need to pay for your prescription. At O'Brien's Pharmacy we offer highly competitive prices for private prescription needs. All our pharmacies are fully stocked in the specialist medications often prescribed on a private prescription.

Service description

We would be happy to provide you with a quote to supply your private prescription.

Please note: never purchase your private prescription from abroad or from unknown sources. If the price you are quoted on the internet for your private prescription looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Service details

Price: Dependent on requirements

Frequency: When required...

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

Albert Wildes

Warburtons

Fleetwood Health Centre

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.