Check your blood pressure
The only way of knowing whether you have high blood pressure is to have a blood pressure test.
All adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 5 years. Getting this done is easy and could save your life.
You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:
You can also check your blood pressure yourself with a home blood pressure monitor.
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.
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:
Our pharmacist may be able to conduct an MUR over the telephone or for eligible patie
We take part in the Common Ailments Scheme which helps people who don't usually have to pay for NHS prescriptions access medicines for common minor ailments, free of charge.
Simply walk in to our pharmacy and ask for advice; you do not need to make an appointment.
Pharmacy staff will be able to make a diagnosis and offer you advice and treatment. The pharmacist may decide that you need to see a doctor and refer you to your GP, without giving you any medicine.
Treatment for common ailments
Common ailments treated under this scheme:
You can qualify for this scheme if you:
Do I need to visit a GP for treatment of common ailments?
Not always. You can visit your local pharmacist for expert advice and receive a recommendation for a medicine to treat your common ailment where appropriate.
Why go to your pharmacist first?
Pharmacists are trained to deal with common minor ailments, and this benefits patients because they receive expert advice in the pharmacy, when they need it, without the need to make an appointment with their GP. GP appointments can then be used for patients with more complicated symptoms.
What is the Common Ailments Scheme?
The Common Ailments Scheme is a service for anyone who is registered with a GP in West Kent who doesn't pay for NHS prescriptions. This includes children. It enables them to get advice and some medications free of charge from their pharmacy.
The pharmacist will ask questions about:
Will I still be able to see a GP?
Yes, if you want to you can still have an appointment to see the GP or nurse. The Common Ailments Scheme is just another way that you can get advice and treatment without waiting for an appointment with your GP.
You should not share your medication with anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms. If your symptoms persist, you should seek further advice from your doctor.
Remember you are only entitled to treatment free of charge if you are eligible for free NHS prescriptions. If not, you can still obtain the same advice free of charge but will need to pay for your medicines.
The common ailments scheme is provided by NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information about the role and responsibilities of the CCG please visit the NHS West Kent CCG website.
Need medical help fast?
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
If the illness or injury is life-threatening, don't hesitate. Call 999 straight away.
For STATION PHARMACY add to NHS Services with title‘Care at the Chemist'
Did you know that you can get free, fast and expert health advice at our pharmacy?
Our Care at the Chemist scheme is the quickest and easiest way to get advice and treatment from a health professional for a wide range of everyday illnesses and ailments – without even setting foot in your doctor's surgery.
So, if you have a common or minor health problem, Care at the Chemist is for you. You don't need an appointment and you'll find a chemist close to home, with many open early until late.
Medicines are free for anyone who does not pay for their prescriptions – all you need is proof of exemption. Those who do pay will be charged the current prescription charge. If the medicine costs less to buy over the counter than the prescription charge, you will pay the lower rate.
Here is the range of common, everyday illnesses and ailments that are included in the scheme:
BROADWAY PHARMACY add under NHS Services with title ‘Pharmacy First’
Pharmacy First is a service available to patients in Walsall to access self-care advice for the treatment of minor ailments and where appropriate, can be supplied with over the counter (OTC) and Pharmacy (P) medicines at NHS expense without the requirement to attend a GP appointment.
There are a limited number of conditions covered by the service and the will differ depending on the age of the patient and patients may only access the service up to three times in a year.
From coughs, colds and sore throats to upset stomachs, aches and pains, self-care at home is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries.
A big part of your recovery from these minor ailments is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. You can plan ahead by stocking up on some healthcare essentials – paracetamol or aspirin, indigestion remedies and plasters for example. You can find all these at your local pharmacy. If you are ill and don't have these in your house, ask a friend, family member or carer to get them on your behalf.
NHS repeat prescriptions
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:
The NMS can help:
Prescription collection from local surgeries
Prescription delivery service