NHS Influenza Vaccination (Flu Vaccine)

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine that helps to protect people from getting seriously ill from the flu. The flu vaccine period is generally September - March.

For more information - please see our dedicated Flu Vaccine or the NHS website on Flu Vaccines

NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

The NHS Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) allows patients referred from their GP or NHS111 to have a consultation with a pharmacist regarding urgent medication or a minor ailment that can be dealt with at the pharmacy. Should the pharmacy not be able to assist, they will then be able to refer you to the appropriate provider.

NHS Discharge Medicine Service (DMS)

The NHS Discharge Medicine Service (DMS), ensures better communication between pharmacies, patients and the hospital when there has been a change to patient's medication after being discharged from hospital. The aim of the service are to:

  • Optimise the use of medicines, whilst facilitating shared decision making;
  • Reduce harm from medicines at transfers of care;
  • Improve patients’ understanding of their medicines and how to take them following discharge from hospital;
  • Reduce hospital readmissions; and
  • Support the development of effective team-working across hospital, community and primary care networks pharmacy teams and general practice teams and provide clarity about respective roles.

Dispensing prescriptions

We dispense NHS prescriptions (paper and electronic) 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 dispense all prescriptions promptly.

We can also dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions. Ask us for more information about this service.

All medicines are dispensed in child resistant containers unless you ask us not to. Please remember: keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.  Our staff can advise you on safe storage of medicines.

Unwanted medicines

Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will dispose of them safely.

Health advice and self-care

Our pharmacist and trained assistants are available to provide 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.

NHS New Medicine Service (NMS)

When you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, the pharmacist will support you to use the medicine safely and to best effect. Our pharmacist will talk to you approximately two weeks after you first receive the medicine to see how you are getting on with it and to discuss any problems you may have. A second follow-up will be a month after you first receive the medicine. The service is only available to people using certain medicines. Our pharmacist will give you details and offer this free NHS service, if this is available to you.

Prescription collection and delivery service

We offer a free prescription collection service from selected local general practices and we can also deliver prescriptions to your home. Ask us for more information about this service.

Medicines sales

We keep a wide range of over the counter medicines and related products. Our staff members can help you to select the most appropriate products for your needs.

Holiday healthcare

We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria medicines.

Emergency supplies

If you need one of your regular prescribed medicines in an emergency, when you are unable to contact your doctor, we may be able to help. This can only be done in genuine emergencies and it may incur a charge.