Bicton Heath Pharmacy

Telephone: 01743 249129
Address: Bicton Heath Shopping Centre, Welshpool Road, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 5AD
Website: http://www.thechemistshop.co.uk

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Our Services

We have pleasure in describing below just some of the services we are able to offer you and your family. If you have any queries relating to the information we have provided, please contact the Pharmacist either by telephone, post, email or by calling into the Pharmacy. We look forward to being of service to you.

Needle and syringe exchange services

A non-judgemental and confidential service that gives drug users access to sterile needles, syringes and other associated items. Sharps containers for the safe disposal of used equipment may also be available at the pharmacy. This can help reduce the risk of the transmission of blood-borne infections that can be caught by sharing needles and syringes. The pharmacy can provide support and advice on issues relating to drug use, including referral to other health and social care professionals or specialist drug and alcohol treatment services where appropriate.

Pharmacy NHS service: emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) service

You can get emergency contraception free of charge, but note that the pharmacist will have a confidential discussion with you first to make sure this is the correct course of action to take. In the discussion, the pharmacist will assess the suitability of emergency contraception for you and can advise you on the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as providing information about what to do in the long term, such as considering options for ongoing contraception. The pharmacist may also provide you with additional advice on safe sex and other matters related to sexual behaviour. There may be specific criteria in place (set by the local NHS) that need to be met before this service can be provided to a patient

Pharmacy NHS service: medicine use review (MUR) service

This is an in-depth examination of the medicines you take for your medical condition. This review should help you get the most out of the medicine that has been prescribed for you. It should also reduce the number of medicines-related problems you might encounter. The pharmacist can provide advice and support to help you take your medicines as intended and may decide to make recommendations to your GP of suitable alternatives, if you are experiencing any problems.

Pharmacy NHS service: new medicine service

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. The pharmacist will talk to you approximately one-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. In some cases where there is a problem apparent and a solution cannot be found between you and the pharmacist, you will be referred back to your doctor.

Pharmacy NHS service: supervised consumption of prescribed medicines service

The pharmacist will supervise the consumption of prescribed medicines at the point the medicine is handed to the patient to ensure that the correct dose is taken. The service is frequently used to support people taking medicines daily to manage substance misuse problems, but could be used for other medicines such as medicines to treat tuberculosis. This is a user-friendly, non-judgemental service, and includes the provision of support and advice about your specific medicine.

Stop smoking services

This one-to-one service is designed to provide support and advice to people who want to give up smoking. You will have access to a stop smoking adviser who can assist you in creating your own personalised stop smoking plan. The pharmacy may supply appropriate stop smoking medicines and aids as required and may also refer you to other specialist services if your adviser thinks it is necessary. If the pharmacy does not offer a one-to-one NHS stop smoking service, they should be able to refer you to one.

Last updated on 29 November 2011.

Information supplied by Shropshire And Staffordshire Area Team