West Chemist is a local independent pharmacy that works closely with the NHS to provide its community with a comprehensive range of health services. Community pharmacies just like ours are a fundamental part of our country’s health care and can do far more than just dispense medications.

Many services from vaccinations to health advice to treatment for minor ailments that were once only available in a GP surgery or clinic can be accessed at pharmacies. While it’s not always easy to get an appointment with your GP, we can help ensure you and your family stay happy and healthy.

Health Advice

For less serious injuries and illnesses, we can give advice and treatment recommendations. We can also provide over the counter medications, and in some cases, give you prescription medications.

Save yourself time and reduce the burden on the NHS by visiting your pharmacist for:

  • Aches and pains
  • Flu symptoms
  • Scrapes
  • Stomach upset
  • Earaches
  • Insomnia
  • Rashes
  • Sore throat

Other NHS services available at our community pharmacy include blood pressure checks, emergency contraception, smoking cessation services, and blood sugar testing.

Medicines and NHS Repeat Prescriptions

In addition to dispensing one-off medication and emergency prescriptions, our pharmacist can give you advice on your new and existing medications. For instance, information on how to take them, what they are for, and any potential side effects. We can also dispose of any unused or unwanted medications and perform medication reviews to ensure you’re only taking what you should.

From prescriptions to over the counter medicines and supplements, pharmacists are essential in the process to ensure patients receive products that are safe and appropriate for their needs. What’s more, medication advice from pharmacists also extends to how to use certain medical devices and equipment like asthma inhalers.

We also support our patients with an NHS Repeat Prescription service that saves time and effort. This service is all done electronically without you needing to visit your GP or pharmacy in person. We can even have your medications delivered to your door at no extra cost!

These are just a few of the ways West Chemist Pharmacy can help you take care of your health and well-being. To find out which NHS services are available near you, you can use the NHS service finder and NHS online services. You can also contact us directly to discuss how we can improve the health of you and your loved ones.