Finchampstead Pharmacy

0118 9737084 Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham , Berkshire, RG40 3RG
https://www.daylewis.co.uk

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 ratings for this pharmacy

News:

  • Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire 2017/18
  • Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire 2016/17
  • Easter Bank Holiday Opening Times

Overview

The front of the pharmacy

Opening times

Monday 07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 22:30
Thursday 07:00 - 22:30
Friday 07:00 - 22:30
Saturday 07:00 - 22:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Public holidays and other dates

2018
Dec 25Closed
Dec 26Closed
2019
Jan 01Closed

Last verified on 28/06/2018

Departments and services

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Latest news

Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire 2017/18

Every year we undertake an annual patient survey to enable our patients to provide valuable feedback on the services that we provide. The survey, undertaken by all community pharmacies in England, is called the Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire. The report of our survey results allows us to identify the areas where we are performing most strongly, the areas for improvement and the actions required to address issues raised by respondents. Our results for 2017/18 are provided here.

 

Associated document

Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (.pdf, 463.25 KB)

Last updated on 24 May 2018.

Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire 2016/17

Every year we undertake an annual patient survey to enable our patients to provide valuable feedback on the services that we provide. The survey, undertaken by all community pharmacies in England, is called the Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire.  The report of our survey results allows us to identify the areas where we are performing most strongly,  the areas for improvement and the actions required to address issues raised by  respondents.  Our results for 2016/17 are provided here.

Associated document

Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (.pdf, 207 KB)

Last updated on 28 March 2017.

Easter Bank Holiday Opening Times

Easter

Be sure to check our opening times over the Easter Bank Holiday, and order any medication in good time.

Last updated on 14 March 2017.

MIND - Our Charity For 2017

MIND logo

We're proud to be fundraising for MIND throughout 2017.  

MIND are a mental health charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote a better understanding of mental illness.  

We'd love you to support us in our fundraising efforts by dropping any loose change into the collection tin on our counter or sharing your ideas for raising money.

For more information on the charity please visit www.mind.org.uk 

Last updated on 23 February 2017.

Stay Well This Winter

If weather reports are anything to go by we could be in for a very cold winter. 

When we’re facing cold spells, wrap up warm, check in on your vulnerable neighbours and keep a stock of over the counter medicines at home.

Make your local pharmacy your first point of call.

There’s often no need for a GP appointment or a trip to A&E – the pharmacy can give you professional and friendly advice and will either find a solution for you or put you in touch with someone who can. 

Your local pharmacy stocks a wide range of over the counter medicines, dispenses private and NHS prescriptions and is open 7 days a week to offer you health advice.

Last updated on 29 November 2016.

Finchampstead Pharmacy Supports NHS Blood in Pee Campaign

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Did you know that blood in your pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer?  The NHS’s Be Clear on Cancer campaign is focusing on bladder and kidney cancer throughout February and March and are urging you to visit your GP if you notice blood in your pee, even if you only see it once.  

“It’s likely to be nothing serious,” said Mani Juttla, Pharmacy Manager at Finchampstead Pharmacy, “but if it is cancer, the earlier you find out the more treatable it makes it.”

Each year in England around 17,450 people are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer and whilst these cancers can affect people of all ages, they are most common in those over 50.

“There are other symptoms to consider, but you won’t be wasting anyone’s time by getting checked out as soon as you notice this sign,” said Mani.  “And remember there are many things you can do to help reduce your chances of getting bladder or kidney cancer.”

“Stop smoking!  Maintain a healthy weight! Keep active! Eat healthily!”  

The team at Finchampstead Pharmacy can help and support you to make healthy lifestyle choices for you and your family.  Just call in and have a chat with a member of the team.  

Open early til late, 7 days a week!


To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG. Telephone 0118 973 7084.   

Open 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Last updated on 24 February 2016.

Love Your Heart with Support from Finchampstead Pharmacy!

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There are approximately 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and as every single one of us has a heart, every single one of us is at a potential risk.

There are many different heart conditions and understanding these isn’t easy, however learning how your heart works will benefit you and your family.

“Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by keeping fit and eating sensibly are both important factors in making sure your heart stays strong,” said Mani Juttla, Pharmacy Manager at Finchampstead Pharmacy, “and having your blood pressure checked regularly is also a great way to get to know your heart.”

“Every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack, and around 30% of these heart attacks are fatal”, said Mani.  “With our support, you can help your family understand the importance of healthy living and prevent heart disease from striking you and your family.”

“As February is National Heart Month, why not pop down to your local pharmacy and have your blood pressure checked?” said Mani.  “We’re open long hours and 7 days a week, and we welcome everybody.”

For more information on heart disease and fundraising visit www.bhf.org.uk.

To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG. Telephone 0118 973 7084.   

Open 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Last updated on 24 February 2016.

A New Year, A New You with Finchampstead Pharmacy.

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The New Year is a great time to make some changes to your health and wellbeing. “Small changes can have a big impact on your health and maintaining these changes can often be a challenge”, said Mani Juttla, Pharmacy Manager at Finchampstead Pharmacy.  “It’s important to set yourself realistic and achievable goals and celebrate each victory, no matter how small.”

Perhaps you need some support with quitting smoking? Maybe you’ve decided to get fit and lose weight?  Or is January your alcohol-free month? Whatever your plan, the team at Finchampstead Pharmacy will support you and guide you on the path to success.  

You may have decided that 2016 will be the year you learn a bit more about your long term medication.  “At Finchampstead Pharmacy we offer the NHS Medicines Use Review - a free and confidential consultation with our pharmacist that will give you the information you need to take your medication safely and effectively and control any side effects.”

“Whatever you decide to do to improve your health in 2016, the team at Finchampstead Pharmacy can help with support and advice,” said Mani.  “We’re open early til late, 7 days a week and we welcome everyone to our pharmacy!”


To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG. Telephone 0118 973 7084.   

Open 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Last updated on 05 January 2016.

Finchampstead Pharmacy reminds patients to plan ahead this Christmas!

The team at Finchampstead Pharmacy are encouraging the local community to be prepared and order their repeat prescriptions in good time to avoid any last minute panic over the Christmas break.  

“Christmas is a hectic time of the year, and it’s easy to overlook the need to order and collect your repeat prescriptions.  This can potentially be very serious for some patients,” said Mani Juttla, Pharmacy Manager at Finchampstead Pharmacy.

“Ordering your repeat prescriptions is simple.  Call us on 0118 973 7084 you can pop into the pharmacy and speak to a member of our team.”

“We offer a free prescription collection and delivery service to make life easier for people to manage their medicines,” said Mani, “which is particularly helpful at this already frantic time!”

Finchampstead Pharmacy will be open on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve between 7am and 10.30pm and will be closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the 28th December.

For more information on the opening hours of your local pharmacy check out the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk and for urgent help when your pharmacy or GP surgery is closed, phone NHS 111.

To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG. Telephone 0118 973 7084.   

Usual opening times are 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Last updated on 14 December 2015.

Finchampstead Pharmacy Offers Hay Fever Advice

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Finchampstead Pharmacy Offers Hay Fever Advice

Spring is here and for most of us we look forward to enjoying being out in the fresh air.  But for 15 million hay fever sufferers in the UK, the season can bring with it sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes.


Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen.  The majority of sufferers are allergic to grass pollen and can experience symptoms from April through to August.

Finchampstead Pharmacy’s Manager Mani Juttla said, “For some, symptoms are mild but for many others hay fever can cause discomfort and irritability.”  


Many cases of hay fever can be controlled using over the counter medicine.  “Whether you’ve been prescribed medication by your GP or you want advice on how to treat your symptoms, the team at Finchampstead Pharmacy can help.”  


“Depending on the severity of the symptoms, we might suggest a nasal spray, eye drops or antihistamine tablets”, said Mani.


If over the counter treatments don’t give you the relief you’re looking for, the Pharmacist will advise you to see your GP.  


Mani says, “People must be cautious with taking any medicine.  Pop in to see us for your hay fever advice.  We’re open long hours and an appointment isn’t always necessary!”


To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG. Telephone 0118 973 7084.  

Last updated on 23 April 2015.

Finchampstead Pharmacy Urges Smokers to be Quitters

Smokers are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 11th March.

Nearly one in five adults in the UK continue to smoke, and two thirds of smokers want to quit. This year’s No Smoking Day theme is ‘Proud to be a Quitter’ and the team at Finchampstead Pharmacy are on hand to give you the help and support you need to ‘be a quitter’.

Mani Juttla, Pharmacy Manager at Finchampstead Pharmacy said, “We understand that the majority of smokers want to stop smoking, but many find the task too daunting. No Smoking Day is the perfect opportunity to inspire smokers to quit for good.”

“With support, smokers are more likely to succeed in their attempt to quit, which is why the team at Finchampstead Pharmacy are committed to supporting our customers with their smoking cessation.”

Mani said, “There are various smoking cessation options available and we’re here to guide our customers and help them make the best choice for themselves.”

Take the first step towards a smoke-free lifestyle with Finchampstead Pharmacy’s help.  The pharmacy is open from 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.  Appointments are not necessary.

To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG.  Telephone 0118 973 7084.  

 

Last updated on 18 March 2015.

Finchampstead Pharmacy Supports Good Sexual Health

Finchampstead Pharmacy is a discreet first port of call for support and advice in maintaining good sexual health. 

The team at Finchampstead Pharmacy can offer advice on all aspects of good sexual health, from the emergency contraceptive pill and erectile dysfunction to sexually transmitted infections and ensuring you are practicing safe sex.

“If you have had unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed, emergency contraception, or ‘the morning after pill’, can be used to prevent pregnancy”, said Mani Juttla, Pharmacy Manager.  “There are different types of contraceptive pill available and we can advise you on the best option for you.”

“You can purchase condoms at Finchampstead Pharmacy and when used correctly and consistently these are a reliable method of preventing pregnancy and protecting both partners from sexually transmitted infections.”

It’s estimated that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 will, to some degree, have erectile dysfunction or impotence.  The team at Finchampstead Pharmacy can give advice on making changes to your lifestyle that might improve the symptoms such as stopping smoking, losing weight and taking regular exercise.

One of the most common sexually transmitted infections is Chlamydia.  “Many people don’t have any symptoms so are unaware that they are infected.” said Mani.  “Chlamydia can be easily diagnosed with either a urine test or a swab of the infected area and is easily treated with antibiotics.  We provide free testing kits to the under 25’s.”

Pharmacy Manager, Mani Juttla said, “No appointment is necessary and you can speak with our Pharmacist in the privacy of a consultation room, without being overheard.”

To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG.  Telephone 0118 973 7084. 

 

 

Last updated on 18 March 2015.

Finchampstead Pharmacy Backs Alcohol Awareness Month

Finchampstead Pharmacy is supporting Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign by encouraging people to visit the pharmacy and access a free NHS service which gives advice on alcohol intake.

During Dry January, people will be encouraged to stop drinking alcohol.

Pharmacy Manager Mani Juttla said “Finchampstead Pharmacy is accessible and convenient and is ideally placed to help improve public health. Our Pharmacists and staff can offer advice as part of a standardized intervention called alcohol intervention and brief advice (IBA) which assesses an individual’s drinking habits and offers effective structured advice.”

“With the help of our pharmacy team, you can get a better understanding of your drinking habits and the effects these have on your health. Most people have heard about alcohol units but many are unaware of what these actually mean. This service is free and our pharmacy team can give advice and refer people on to other healthcare professionals if they need further help.” 

To find out more about Finchampstead Pharmacy’s services, visit www.finchampsteadpharmacy.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @finchamppharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Finchampstead Pharmacy, The Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Surrey RG40 3RG.

 

 

Last updated on 18 March 2015.

Latest reviews of this pharmacy

Fantastic Pharmacy

Being born and bred in the USA Finchampstead stands head and shoulders above American pharmacies. The staff are polite and helpful even w...

28 November 2018

Total incompetence.

Every time I pick up my repeat medication there are either to many Items or something missing this has been going on for months now despi...

7 November 2018

Terrible Pharmacy

This pharmacy is so disorganised and inefficient one of my items was completely missing, another Prescription they couldn't supply all th...

7 November 2018

Shocking Pharmacy

It just gets worse and they could not care less! I went in to pick up my wife's repeat prescription at the beginning of last month and...

2 November 2018

What a shambles

I have been using this pharmacy since it opened. I have finally given up with them. They have become worse instead of better in their new...

25 October 2018

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Electronic Prescription Service

This pharmacy offers the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows you to choose or “nominate” a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from. Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you have nominated, this means:

  • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription, saving you time.
  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions could be prepared before you arrive.

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Last updated on 28 June 2018.

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