ADVICE ON ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help.
You may need help if:
you often feel the need to have a drink
you get into trouble because of your drinking
other people warn you about how much you're drinking
you think your drinking is causing you problems
Getting the right support can be crucial to maintaining control in the future. Only relying on family, friends or carers for this often is not enough.
Ask our Pharmacist about what longer term support is available in your area. Self-help or mutual aid groups (groups such as AA or SMART Recovery groups) are accessible in most areas.
We can dispense prescriptions for appliances (such as dressings, and stoma equipment.)
We can arrange for you to get a call when your medication is due and put the request through to your surgery. This saves you from having to remember yourself and avoids any unnecessary trips to the surgery.
CHRONIC MEDICATION SERVICE (CMS)
The Chronic Medication Service (CMS) is an NHS service for patients with a long-term condition. The service will help you manage the medicines you take for your condition. Our pharmacists are expert in medicines and will talk to you regularly to help you get the most benefit from them. If you register for the service, our pharmacists will look at how you use your medicines. They will then discuss with you any problems you may have with your medicines and whether you should get a CMS care plan. A CMS care plan helps our pharmacists give you more regular care and advice about your medicines. They will give you a copy of your care plan and may also speak to your doctor about it. Serial prescriptions: you may be able to get serial prescriptions from your doctor so you can get some medicines on a long-term, repeat prescription. This is different from having a normal repeat prescription. For more about serial prescriptions, speak to our staff.
COMMUNITY PHARMACY CONSULTATION SCHEME (CPCS)
The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) launched on 29th October 2019 as an Advanced Service. The service, which replaced the NUMSAS and DMIRS pilots, connects patients who have a minor illness or need an urgent supply of a medicine with a community pharmacy.
DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED MEDICINES
Return all unused medicines to us where they will be safely destroyed. Please DO NOT HOARD MEDICINES - it can be fatal.
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE
We are able to obtain your prescriptions electronically without the need for a paper copy. Simply ask your GP Surgery to nominate our pharmacy in order for your prescriptions to be transferred to us automatically.
EMERGENCY HORMONAL CONTRACEPTION
No appointments needed, easily accessible location and just a quick consultation, we ensure a hassle free service to all our patients. Simply walk in and ask to speak to our friendly and professional pharmacist about the morning after pill.
Our pharmacist will need to see the person that the emergency contraception is intended for, and will need to ask a few questions regarding the patients’ medical history. This is done in the privacy of our consultation room and everything discussed is in complete confidence. The sooner you come to our pharmacy to take the morning after pill, the greater the chances of avoiding pregnancy.
If the Pharmacist feels like Levonelle One Step is not suitable for you, they will not give you the morning after pill, but advise you to see your health care professional.
We are one of the few pharmacies that are able to provide the morning after pill free of charge to patients who are aged 24 and under, and who meet the NHS criteria. Alternatively, the pill can be purchased privately from our pharmacy in Camden.
About Emergency Contraception (Levonelle One Step) -
When it comes to sex, even if you’ve taken precautions, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan. Accidents happen with contraception and things go wrong all the time. You may even just be worried that your contraceptive pill hasn’t worked. If you’ve had unprotected sex or you’re worried about contraception failure, here is some of the information you need to know about Levonelle One Step -
Levonelle One Step is an emergency contraceptive that can be used within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed.
There is one white tablet in the pack and it is most effective when taken within the first 12 hours
The tablet contains a hormone called Levonorgestrel.
Levonelle One Step is thought to work by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg or by preventing sperm from fertilising any egg that may have already been released
If you are over 16 you can get Levonelle One Step over the counter at our Pharmacy
If you are under 16 you cannot buy Levonelle One Step at the Pharmacy, you need to visit your GP or a Walk-In centre
Levonelle One Step works to prevent a pregnancy becoming established, it does not work if you are already pregnant
You should only use Levonelle One Step in emergencies, not as a regular form of contraception
Please note, there are other emergency contraceptive options available through your doctor or at a Walk-In centre.
If you do have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
HEAD LICE ADVICE AND TREATMENT
Headlice and nits are very common in young children. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair and are usually picked up from head-to-head contact.
Headlice are small insects, up to 3mm long and can be difficult to spot. Head lice eggs (nits) are yellow, brown or white (empty shells) and are attacked to the hair. Head lice can make your head feel itchy or like something is moving in your hair. The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice or eggs. You can do this by combing their hair with a special fine-toothed comb. Our Pharmacist can advise you on the best course of treatment and prevention.
HEALTH ADVICE AND SELF CARE
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments, in private if required. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking, or healthy diets. We can direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.
MEDICINE USE REVIEWS
This is an opportunity for our pharmacist to discuss and review the medicines you are taking to ensure you are using them correctly and getting the maximum benefit. We will explain clearly and simply, without any medical jargon, what they are for and the conditions they treat and identify any possible side effects that you may be experiencing. We will listen to you and any problems you are having with your medicines, provide advice and support and if necessary contact your Doctor to discuss any issues that arise from our conversation.
An MUR can help:
improve your understanding of the medicines you are taking
highlight problematic side effects and propose solutions where appropriate
reduce medicines wastage, usually by helping you only order the medicines you need
Our pharmacist may be able to conduct an MUR over the telephone or for eligible patient
MEDICINE MANAGEMENT AND DOSETTE PACKS
If you have trouble remembering to take your medication or you know of someone that finds it hard to remember, we can package medicines in our weekly medication trays. We offer this service completely FREE of charge. Please call us today or more information and we would be happy to explain the service.
MINOR AILMENTS SCHEME
We can supply medicines for common ailments to you on the NHS without you having to make an appointment to see your GP. Our pharmacist can save you a trip to the doctor for common ailments like coughs and colds, headlice, headache, diarrhoea, hayfever, indigestion, thrush, sore throat, haemorrhoids, constipation, threadworm, athletes foot, mouth ulcers, insect bites and nappy rash. This is a free NHS services and does not need an appointment
MONITORED DOSAGE SYSTEM (MDS DOSETTE BOXES)
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(s) 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.
A monitored dosage system (MDS) is a medication storage device designed to simplify the administration of solid oral dose medication, especially for those on multiple medications. It aims to address the issues of difficulty accessing medication due to sight impairment or other disability and/or forgetfulness.
MDS devices are usually a variation on the design of a box or a blister pack, divided into days of the week with several compartments per day to allow for the different timing of doses such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime.
Our Pharmacist can help identify which patients this type of system would be suitable for.
MDS may be suitable for patients in the following circumstances:
You struggle to organise medications and find it difficult to remember to take them at the correct time each day
You have a large number of medications to take each day
You find it difficult to remove medication from its packaging
You have a carer who helps you to ensure you take your medicines correctly.
Ask a member of our pharmacy team about whether this service would benefit you or whether there is another course of action, which may be of more help.
NEW MEDICINE SERVICE
When you are prescribed a new medicine by your doctor our pharmacists can offer support and advice to ensure you take the new medication as prescribed without suffering any unwanted side effects or explain any further questions you may have. We usually do this by keeping in contact with you during the first 4 weeks of your new medicine being prescribed.
The service is only available for people living in England, and only for those who have been prescribed a new medicine for the conditions listed:
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
type 2 diabeasthmates
high blood pressure
people who have been given a new blood-thinning medicine
The NMS can help:
improve your adherence (taking your medicines correctly) which will generally lead to better health outcomes
increase your engagement with your condition and medicines, supporting you to make decisions about your treatment and self-management
reduce medicines wastage
reduce hospital admissions due to adverse events from medicines
NHS FLU VACCINATION
You can have a free NHS flu Jab at our pharmacy:
If you are 65 years of age or over
If you are pregnant
If you are a carer
If you have certain medical conditions including:
Chronic Respiratory Disease
NURSING AND CARE HOME SERVICES
We can give a pharmaceutical service to residential and nursing homes in the area. This includes delivering medicines and giving advice on using, storing and disposing of them safely. We can also help with keeping various computerised records to make the proprietor’s job easier.
We supply oxygen equipment as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may also recommend the use of a nebuliser for asthma or breathing problems. Whilst these are not available on prescription, we can supply them. We can also advise on the use of inhalers and peak flow meters.
We keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us as well as records of other services we provide to you. This helps us check for possible problems, such as reactions between medicines and will help us deal with any queries you may have. Our computer allows us to keep these records. We are registered with The Information Commissioners Office and comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality. If you want to discuss the records we keep, please ask to speak to a member of staff or the pharmacist.
We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and an efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.
PRIVATE CONSULTATION ROOM
We offer a private consultation room at our pharmacy where you can discuss private or personal issues.
PROMOTION OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND SIGNPOSTING
We provide advice to increase your knowledge, awareness and understanding on leading healthier lifestyles so as to improve your health. In cases where we cannot provide a particular advice, service or treatment, we will ensure that you are appropriately signposted to other healthcare and social services.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION SERVICE
We can collect your prescription from selected local surgeries and have it ready for collection
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. We handle repeat prescriptions, we send reminders and you can order online using our website or app.
SIGNPOSTING TO OTHER SERVICES
If you require additional advice and support from other health professionals, social services, or support organisations, our friendly Pharmacy team can assist you by giving you their contact details.
STOP SMOKING SERVICE
We can advise you on the many new products that are currently available to help you stop smoking such as patches, chewing gums and inhalators so you can decide which is best for you.
ACID REFLUX GORD
omeprazole or lansoprazole to treat acid reflux without seeing your GP
You are always welcome to visit us and speak to our experienced pharmacist - you will be taking good FREE advice!
ALLERGIES/HAY FEVER (TELFAST/FEXOFENADINE)
An allergy is when your body reacts to a substance it has become sensitive to. For example, dust, food, pollen, medication etc. Allergens in food and other substances cause your body to have an immune reaction. Hay fever is one of the most common allergic conditions. In the UK alone, around 13 million people suffer from hay fever. Although it usually begins during childhood/teenage years, you can get it at any age.
The symptoms of hay fever occur when a person has had an allergic reaction to pollen. Some of the symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, wheezing, coughing etc. As much as we can try to avoid pollen, unfortunately, sometimes it is just not avoidable. Particularly in the summer when there is naturally more pollen around, and we tend to spend more time outside.
While there is currently no cure for hay fever, there is a way you can relieve the symptoms, at least to a certain extent. A range of antihistamines are available at our pharmacy to help you prevent an allergic reaction from happening. There are tablets, nasal sprays and even products to help soothe symptoms, for example, sprays for itchy eyes. We also offer Fexofenadine (Telfast) which is a prescription strength antihistamine for those that suffer greatly from hay fever. After a quick consult with our pharmacist, you can purchase this from our store to help soothe any symptoms.
Please come in store and speak to our pharmacists about your options to relive your symptoms.
Salbutamol Inhaler without a prescription or needing to see your GP
We are able to offer professional advice on a wide range of baby products including medicines suitable for children, baby foods, nappies, toiletries and toys.
BABY GOODS AND ADVICE
Whether its preparing for the arrival of your newborn, or you already are a parent you will find everything you need in our mother and baby ranges. We have everything from nappies and baby wipes to shampoo shields, baby food and baby clothes.
We know being a parent can be challenging at times, if you need any help or advice please speak to our pharmacist who can help.
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
We stock equipment so that you can monitor your own blood pressure accurately in the comfort of your own home.
BODY COMPOSITION (BMI)
Body composition is a simple test that measures your body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle percentages and waist circumference. A body composition test is one way to determine if your weight is healthy for your height since being overweight can strain your heart and lead to serious health problems.
A body composition test is recommended for everyone to for better insight into their health. Body composition testing is available at our Pharmacy for patients 18 and over.
These days there is a much wide choice of foot care products and we are always glad to advise you about and particular need or problem.
treatment for chlamydia without needing to see your GP
We recommend that all adults should get a cholesterol check – no matter what your age or how healthy you feel.
Your cholesterol levels depend on your genes as well as your lifestyle, so the only way to know your cholesterol numbers is to get a check.
You can have your cholesterol tested in our pharmacy using a simple blood test. This is often a finger prick test, it’s quick, you only feel a small pinch, and the results can be checked there and then. Or, you might have a small blood sample taken from your arm using a needle and syringe, you will get the result immediately.
COMMUNITY PHARMACY CONSULTATION SERVICE (CPCS)
Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS)
We stock a range of cosmetics
We stock a range of monitors so that you can check your blood sugar levels at home. The Pharmacist is always available to discuss any specific concerns.
We can dispense both NHS and private prescriptions. We have a wide range of medicines including the latest remedies.
When we dispense your prescriptions we keep a record of the items dispensed. When you next bring a prescription here, our records will quickly tell us whether you may safely take a medicine with other medicines you may be taking. Our labels will automatically give you warnings about alcohol, drowsiness, driving and so on.
For your peace of mind, we are fully registered with the Information Commissioner Office and fully comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality.
Prescription strength Otomize Ear Spray for ear infections without needing to see your GP
For emergency dispensing at night, on Sundays and public holidays, contact your local Police and they will arrange for a pharmacist to be called out.
EMERGENCY MEDICINE SUPPLY
We may be able to help you if you need a prescription medicine in an emergency when it is not possible to get to your doctor. We can only do this in genuine emergences. As this cannot be done under the NHS, we have to charge you for this service.
Erection problems (impotence) are very common, particularly in men over 40. It's usually nothing to worry about, but you should see a GP if it keeps happening.
Most men occasionally fail to get or keep an erection. Causes of erection problems can be stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol, and it's nothing to worry about.
If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional problems.
Medicine such as sildenafil is often used by doctors to treat erectile dysfunction. It is also available from our pharmacy. You no longer need a prescription to get sildenafil. You can have a private consultation with our pharmacist to make sure it's safe for you to take it.
EXPERT ADVICE ON LIVING WITH DIABETES
Our mission is to make managing your diabetes easier. Our pharmacists are experts in diabetes. We aim to be a key part of your diabetes care team advising you how to use your medication to manage your condition. We know how all the medications you take interact with each other and can tell you if they might affect your blood sugar levels. We can make sure you are getting the best treatment for your diabetes. As trained diabetes educators we understand your needs and can give you lifestyle and dietary information and advice as well as access to free on-line education and support to help make managing your diabetes easier.
We can advise you on buying and using thermometers and testing kits for home use. These show when a womens fertility is at its highest. Full information on how to use these kits is freely available from the pharmacist.
We provide a full range of First Aid Products
FIRST AID SUPPLIES
We can supply first aid kits to meet most health and safety requirements. We can usually supply special kits for your own needs.
FREE PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION
Make life easier for yourself and let us order your prescription on your behalf. Simply let us know what repeat medicines you need, a few days before they run out and we will arrange to collect it from your Doctor's surgery.
FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY
If you find it difficult to get to the pharmacy and you live locally you can have your prescription delivered to your door by using our Free Prescription Delivery Service. This service is open to all eligible patients in the surrounding areas, please contact us for more info.
GLASSES – READING GLASSES AND SUNGLASSES
Beginning in the early to mid 40s many adults may start to have problems seeing clearly reading, especially when working on a computer. Initially, you may need to hold reading materials further away to see them clearly. Print on newspapers or on restaurant menus may appear blurred, especially in dim lighting. This is caused by the eyes lens becoming less flexible with age and these changes will progress with time.
In the Pharmacy we stock a range of styles and strengths of reading glasses.
We can either supply from stock or order, wheelchairs, commodes, high seat chairs, anti-pressure products, toilet and kitchen and eating aids.
HEALTH EDUCATION LEAFLETS
Come in and help yourself to our health education leaflets on how to keep yourself well. They are always on display. Do make a special point of looking out for the new ones each month.
We pride ourselves on our range of health foods, and can give expert advice on choosing extra things for your diet, such as vitamins, fibre, minerals and tonics.
We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria treatments, avoiding sunburn and tummy upsets.
Please ask us to see our list of things you may need for your holiday. Our Pharmacist is always glad to give advice about avoiding sunburn, tummy upsets, malaria and other holiday risks and to recommend suitable remedies and precautions.
We can supply nearly all kinds of special NHS stockings.
Prescription strength melatonin (Circadin) to treat jet lag without a prescription
LIPOTRIM – WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
If you are overweight and are serious about losing weight, the Lipotrim Pharmacy Programme could help you reach your goal, knowing you have a highly trained healthcare professional on hand for information, advice and encouragement.
You need to be overweight and serious about losing it .
There are a few medical restrictions so you will need to fill out a medical screening form at the pharmacy to make sure the programme is suitable for you. If you are accepted for the programme, you will have to attend the pharmacy weekly for weight measurements and, where possible at the pharmacy, a urine test to measure ketones.
An essential short video/DVD and written materials are available to assist you on the programme.
The programme involves using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement formulas in place of your regular meals and weekly visits to your pharmacy to monitor your progress. Each visit, our pharmacist will measure your weight, carry out a urine test (where possible) to measure ketones to check your compliance and the adequacy of your fluid intake and give you the support and encouragement you need to stick to the programme. You will also be using the pharmacy visits to pick up your weekly supply of Lipotrim foods.
Once you reach your desired weight or are ready to stop, our pharmacy will help you switch back to eating ordinary food and introduce you to Lipotrim Maintenance products to help you maintain your new weight.
This programme is pharmacy-based and run by the pharmacist. It is not available for over the counter sale or mail order.
Every year many hundreds of travellers from the UK catch malaria and in tens of cases it is fatal. Symptoms can start rapidly. The correct anti-malarial medication is essential. We offer a Private Malaria Prevention Service. After a confidential assessment by a trained Pharmacist, the correct anti-malarial medication is supplied and appropriate advice given to the patient.
MEDICATION CARE AND REVIEW (MCR)
The Medication Care and Review (MCR) service, formerly known as CMS, is a serial prescription service. Register with Lightburn Pharmacy to have your regular repeat medication dispensed and ready for you to collect.
A serial prescription is a prescription for medicines you need to treat your long-term condition (your repeat medication).
It looks like a normal prescription but lasts for 24 or 48 weeks.
With a serial prescription, you can get your repeat medicines directly from the pharmacy where you are registered.
You won’t need to see or phone the Doctor to request your medication.
Serial prescriptions last for either 24 or 48 weeks and Lightburn Pharmacy will dispense it in instalments (either every month or every 2 months depending on your GP’s instructions).
The Pharmacy will have your prescription ready for you when you need it, so you don’t have to wait in the pharmacy.
The Pharmacy will keep your serial prescription in the Pharmacy.
Ask at the Pharmacy to be registered and speak to your GP to issue you with a serial prescription rather than a standard repeat prescription, your GP will assess your suitability.
Don’t be running around the houses to get your prescription, no more phoning your GP every month to get your prescriptions, no more waiting to get your regular prescription dispensed. Lightburn Pharmacy will comprehensively manage your serial prescriptions, please contact us to get registered today.
Your Prescription ready when you are.
We put all tablets and capsules in “child resistant containers” unless you ask us not to. This does not mean that they are “child proof” - nothing is!
ALWAYS KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN’S SIGHT AND REACH.
We can recommend suitable containers for those people that may require special containers to enable them to remember to take their medicines regularly and accurately.
We keep a wide range of over the counter medicines and vitamins and mineral supplements.
When we are open there is always a pharmacist present to give you advice on treating minor illnesses using our wide range of well-known trusted products. We have a private consultation room where you can speak in confidence to the pharmacist.
Prescription strength migraine treatment without having to see your GP
OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES
We can supply first aid and medical goods to offices, shops and factories throughout the area.
We can help you when you are feeling unwell and you may be able to avoid a trip the doctor.
Pop in to have a quick consultation with our healthcare team who will be able to advise you and prescribe you with suitable treatment.
This service is free for patients who are exempt from a prescription charge. Patients who pay for their prescriptions get a free consultation and only need to pay a prescription charge for medication prescribed.
We offer treatment for the following conditions
Insect bites & stings
Warts & Verrucas
The person who the medication is for must be present in the pharmacy for medication to be prescribed.
A set formulary is used and only certain medication is given for the ailments
For anymore information give us a call and speak to our qualified healthcare team
Proctosedyl Suppositories and Ointment prescription strength treatment without the need to see your GP
You can carry out most pregnancy tests from the first day of a missed period. If you don't know when your next period is due, do the test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex.
Some very sensitive pregnancy tests can be used even before you miss a period, from as early as 8 days after conception.
You can do a pregnancy test in our pharmacy on a sample of urine collected at any time of the day. It doesn't have to be in the morning.
This service is confidential.
PRIVATE FLU VACCINATION
We recommend you consider getting a flub jab If you don't qualify for an NHS vaccination but are:
susceptible to colds and chest infections
are self employed and unable to afford time off work
would like to protect yourself from flu during peak season
We charge £10 and the service is available on a walk in basis without an appointment but please call the pharmacy first.
PRIVATE INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING AND CONSULTATION SERVICE
A pharmacist independent prescriber is responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed or undiagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required including prescribing. It is a private service where IP will be able to prescribe medication including antibiotics and other prescription only medicines on private prescription. There is a charge for the consultation and for medications too that means NHS exemptions does not apply. We are operating a minor illness clinic and hypertension clinic where patients can book an appointment and get to see the Pharmacist prescriber (based on availability) and get treatment as necessary.
PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION DISPENSING
We dispense private prescriptions issued by your Doctor, Dentist and Veterinary Surgeon. We offer competitive pricing on all private prescription medication.
We have a good selection of reasonably priced, fashionable reading glasses and can help in choosing the most suitable glasses for you.
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Ask us for more information about this service.
For your convenience, we operate a repeat collection service in conjunction with local doctors. On the first occasion that you use this service, you will need to visit the pharmacy to complete a simple form authorising us to collect your prescriptions direct from your surgery. From then on, you simply contact your doctor for a repeat prescription and WE WILL COLLECT the prescription on your behalf - you then simply collect the prescribed items from us.
We provide a comprehensive range of skin care products and advice
We stock various slim foods and drink supplements to help you reduce your weight in a safe manner. Our Pharmacist will be happy to go through the options with you.
Antibiotic tonsillitis treatment without a prescription or seeing your GP
STOMA AND INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES
We can advise you in confidence about helpful items such as pads, pants, mattress covers, sheets, and anything you need.
We can order medical equipment for doctor’s surgeries, nurses and midwives. Please ask us for a catalogue.
Going abroad and need to know which vaccinations you require or need advice on precautions?
We provide travel consultations with experienced staff who will assess the impact of any pre-existing medical conditions on your vaccine requirements. Our competitive pricing and easily accessible location makes us your first choice for all your travel needs
Expert Travel Consultation
Hajj and Umrah
Full range of vaccines in stock including ACWY
Anti-malarials dispensed on site
Walk In or Book Over the phone
We offer a wide range of services at competitive prices
Our friendly team comprises of healthcare experts including pharmacists
Walk in for a free travel health consultation in our designated private consultation rooms today. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you with all your travel healthcare needs.
Altitude Sickness - the mildest form being acute mountain sickness (AMS), is the negative health effect of high altitude, caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation. Symptoms may include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and dizziness.
Cholera – Common in Africa, Central America and Asia, cholera is an infection spread by bacteria in contaminated food and water.
Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis and Tetanus - This diphtheria, polio and tetanus vaccine may also be recommended if you're travelling to an area of the world where there is a high risk of contracting these diseases, or poor access to medical care, and you haven't had a booster in the last ten years.
Hepatitis A – Contaminated faecal matter spreads hepatitis A, a disease often caught via infected food and water and common across in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Hepatitis B – Unprotected sex is usually responsible for hepatitis A infection, along with sharing needles, visiting dirty tattoo parlours, unhygienic barbers shops and nail salons. It’s common in both undeveloped and developed countries.
Japanese Encephalitis – Spread by mosquitoes, there’s no cure for this disease found across South East Asia, Japan, and tropical regions of Australia. There are also occasional epidemics in China and India.
Malaria – A highly dangerous disease spread by infected mosquitoes, malaria is common in the equatorial tropics and subtropics.
Meningitis; ACWY Vaccination for Hajj or Umrah – A bacterial infection, this disease tends to be commonest in sub-Saharan Africa. But it’s also sometimes found where it’s crowded and where there’s imperfect hygiene, for example universities and army camps.
Rabies – Infected animal and human bites and scratches spread this awful disease, which is particularly common in Thailand, Brazil and India.
Tick-borne Encephalitis – A tick-borne virus found in eastern, northern and central Europe as well as eastern Russia, east Asia, China and Japan.
Typhoid – Bacteria are responsible for this infection and it’s found throughout the world, a risk wherever sanitation and hygiene are poor.
WE NOW DELIVER PRESCRIPTIONS TO YOUR HOME FOR FREE!
We Now Deliver Prescriptions to Your Home FREE !
WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC
We are here to help you make good choices. If you are struggling losing weight, please ask the pharmacist to help you beat the bulge.
The term obese describes a person who is very overweight. There are two ways of checking your weight status. Firstly, Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. A BMI of > 25 means you are over-weight.
Another measure of excess fat is your waist circumference. Generally, men with a waist circumference of 94cm or more and women with a waist circumference of 80 cm or more are more likely to develop obesity related health problems. These include:
Type 2 diabetes, Coronary heart disease, some types of cancer, such as breast cancer and bowel cancer and stroke. If you are worried about diabetes we can give you a diabetic test.
Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems such as depression and low self-esteem. Please let us help you before your weight gets out of control.
We can offer weight management help. Pharmacists are ideally placed to help you manage your weight as they already provide many health services to customers, including stop smoking services, blood pressure and cholesterol measurements and general advice on nutrition and healthy living. Pharmacists also know when a weight problem can be managed in the pharmacy and when there is a medical problem that needs co-operation with the doctor.
Ask us for advice on how to get started.