Shinfield Pharmacy

0118 9883540 Shinfield Primary Care Centre, School Green, Shinfield , Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9EH
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5 out of 5 stars

Based on 6 ratings for this pharmacy


  • Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire feedback


Your independent community pharmacy.

Free repeat prescription collection and delivery service.

Comprehensive range of medicines.

Free health advice.

Disposal of medicines.

Aids for the disabled.

Medicines use reviews.

New Medicines Service

Medical advice.

Repeat dispensing.

Private consultation area.

Free prescription delivery service available to those patients who are unable to collect their prescriptions from the pharmacy.

All your pharmacy needs on your doorstep!!

Shinfield pharmacy aims to provide our customers and patients with the best possible care. We appreciate all honest feedback both positive and negative so that we are able to strive to constantly improve the services we offer and exceed ourselves as your local pharmacy.

Opening times

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Last verified on 22/01/2019

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Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire feedback

  • Generally the feedback provided by the patients is very positive
  • Approx. 90% of the patients indicated that they were able to collect their prescriptions straight away, whilst a majority of the remainder indicated that they had to wait for a short period in the pharmacy.
  • Most of the patients who choose to come back later did so, because they had shopping to do.
  • When responding to the questions about the pharmacy and its layout, approximately 80% indicated that it was very good, with the remainder indicating that they ‘Don’t Know’ or it is ‘Fairly Good’.
  • Greater than 80% of the respondents indicated that the staff were polite, they were happy with the service from both the staff and the pharmacist and that they did not have to wait long to be served.
  • When asked about how well the pharmacy provides the following services, the responses were as follows:


  • Providing advice on a current health problem or a longer term health condition – 75% indicated Very Well, with the remainder being split between Fairly Well & Never Used.
  • Providing general advice on leading a healthier lifestyle – 75% indicated Very Well, with the remainder being split between Fairly Well & Never Used.
  • Disposing of medicines you no longer need – 85% indicated Very Well, with the remainder being split between Fairly Well & Never Used.
  • Providing advice on health services or information available elsewhere – 90% indicated Very Well, with the remainder being split between Fairly Well & Never Used.


  • The main area that needs to be addressed is either the pharmacist or the pharmacy staff providing advice to patients on the following areas:


  • Stopping Smoking
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical exercise


  • When asked to indicate whether they had received any advice, 50% of patients indicated they had not, with 5% indicating that they would not expect pharmacy staff to be forthcoming with this advice unless the patient had asked a direct question regarding one of these lifestyle factors
  • When asked to take all of the above factors into consideration and provide an overall rating for the pharmacy, the patients responded with a 75/25 split between Very Good and Excellent



Last updated on 11 May 2017.

Latest reviews of this pharmacy

Excellent service always with a smile

We have used this service since it first opened. It has always been very useful to have this facility on the same site as the GP. However...

24 August 2018

Great service

The staff at Shinfield Chemist are always kind, patient and helpful. The chemists show excellent knowledge and explain well. Staff are un...

4 April 2018

Friendly Helpful Staff

Staff are friendly and very helpful and if your prescription isn't in stock they'll usually order it in for the next working day. Always ...

27 January 2018

Helpful and friendly. Brilliant local pharmacy

By far the best chemist in our area. I walk/cycle/drive 3 miles specifically to use this chemist as I have NEVER had a bad experience col...

23 October 2017

Shinfield Pharmacy

Brilliant service and very helpful, friendly staff.

4 October 2017

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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 22 January 2019.

Information supplied by Thames Valley Area Team