Sterling Pharmacy

0161 445 3753 103 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury , Manchester, M20 6UR
http://www.sterlingpharmacy.com

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 ratings for this pharmacy

News:

  • Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk
  • Free healthy living magazine
  • Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

Overview

Welcome!

Did you know that there has been a pharmacy in this location for over 100 years? Since 1996 Sterling Pharmacy has been serving the people of West Didsbury with all their community pharmacy needs!

Opening times

Monday 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:30
Thursday 09:00 - 18:30
Friday 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday Closed

Public holidays and other dates

2018
Dec 25Closed
Dec 26Closed
2019
Jan 01Closed

Last verified on 11/06/2018

Departments and services

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service , caring for all patients throughout the Didsbury area, including Withington and Fallowfield. Our experienced staff are always available to offer advice and assistance with your medical inquiries. We o

To search for a specific treatment, use our full list of departments

Latest news

Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk

"Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life," The Independent reports.

A long-running study of 8,639 British civil servants found that people who had blood pressure above the ideal level – but below that used to diagnose high blood pressure – were more than a third more likely to get dementia.

The link between high blood pressure and dementia has been known for some time. It's thought to be because high blood pressure can cause bleeding and damage to the brain.

Previous studies haven't agreed on the level of blood pressure that creates this risk, or the age at which this risk begins.

Most guidelines recommend treating people for high blood pressure once it reaches 140mmHg systolic pressure (the pressure when the heart beats and pushes blood around the body).

But this study found the risk of dementia rose from about 130mmHg systolic pressure for people aged 50.

High blood pressure when people were older wasn't linked to dementia risk, perhaps because the damage to the brain is done over decades of high blood pressure.

If you're concerned about the findings of this study, the best first step is to get your blood pressure tested. Blood pressure testing is available from GP surgeries and some pharmacies.

Find out more about blood pressure and how to keep it healthy.

 

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Last updated on 18 June 2018.

Free healthy living magazine

Pop in for a free copy of the glossy magazine Careway Health. Packed full of tips and advice on healthier living weve got a bundle to give away on a first come first served basis - dont miss out! 

Last updated on 23 April 2018.

Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

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Thank you to all those who have completed our annual Patient Satisfaction Survey 2018 . We are proud to announce that over 95% of you were very satisfied with the service we provide. Thank you again for your continued support!

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Last updated on 18 March 2018.

Had your flu jab yet?

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Have you had your jab yet? The flu season is yet to peak, the usual peak season starts at the end of this month. Our advice to you is if you haven't yet had your jab , then get it sooner rather than later - it can take upto two weeks to be fully effective. We offer a daily walk-in clinic with minimal waiting time and thanks to the NHS, many patients can get their jab free of charge.

So don't delay , get your jab today.

Last updated on 08 November 2017.

End of an era

Good Luck Pam!

Farewell Pam. After 14 years of loyal service to the residents of West Didsbury, Pam Finchett of Sterling Pharmacy is retiring. We wish her a healthy and happy retirement and thank her for her service and commmitment over the last 14 years.

Best wishes !

Sterling Pharmacy

Last updated on 27 October 2017.

Free Morning After Pill

Forget all the debate in the papers about the cost of the morning after pill - thanks to Manchester City Council, residents of Manchester can now get the morning after pill for FREE !

Subject to  brief private consultation with our trained pharmacist you can get the morning after pill for free, for consumption on the premises.

Pop-in to find out more



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Last updated on 15 August 2017.

Our Results Are In !

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The results are in . Our Patient Satisfaction Survey 2017 results are in and we are proud to announce that 100% or respondents rated our service as 'fairly good' or 'very good',

The data was collected over a period of nine months and was collated by visitors to the pharmacy completing as questionnaire sheet.

We are very pleased by the results, but at the same time accept that only those respondents who have something positive to say have taken the time to complete the form. Nevertheless, we always welcome customer feedback, good or bad.

Thank you Didsbury.

 

 

 

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Last updated on 16 March 2017.

Antibiotics Don't Work For A Cold Or Flu

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Antibiotics don't work for colds or flu because they are viral infections, so ask your local pharmacist for the best treatment for you.

Taking antibiotics when you don't need them encourages dangerous bacteria that live inside you to mutate and become resistant.

That means antibiotics may not work next time you really need them !

So if your doctor says no, he means no.

Last updated on 14 March 2017.

De-clutter and remove dangerous medicines from your home

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Did you know that unwanted and out of date medicines can pose a potential health hazard , especialy to the young or confused ?

We offer a free collection service for the safe disposal of any unwanted or expired medicines in your household. Check your medicine cabinet today!

Last updated on 19 January 2017.

Latest reviews of this pharmacy

Good start, then terrible...

At first the pharmacy was helpful, I called to order repeat prescriptions and they arrived on time. Then however, my repeat kept getting ...

4 July 2018

Poor customer service and extremely disorganised

Every time I visit this pharmacy to collect a prescription for my son, they cannot seem to find the order which means I have to wait far ...

27 April 2018

Very expensive

This is my closest pharmacy and ordinarily I would try to support a local business, however, I find the pharmacy exceptionally expensive ...

19 January 2018

Thank you for obtaining my mediciation

Thank you so much for obtaining my medication , which due to a national shortage had become difficult to get. I need my medicine to contr...

7 September 2017

Getting a prescription should not be stressful...

I'm rating this establishment 1 star as it's not possible to give a lower rating. If you value your mental health I'd suggest you fin...

27 June 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 18 June 2018.

Information supplied by Greater Manchester Area Team