• NHS & Private Prescriptions Dispensed
• Patient Medication Records
• Disabled Equipment
• Residential & Nursing Home Service
• Smoking Cessation
• Medicine Use Reviews
76-78 Godstone Road,
Tel: 020 8660 8811
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturdays 9.00am - 1.00pm
Make the most of your Pharmacist...
...for dispensed medicines
The pharmacy is where you go for medicines and for
the pharmacist's advice on how to take them. Pharmacists are trusted health professionals
whose job is to help people to get the best out of their medicines. They know
exactly what's in your medicine and will be happy to answer any questions. You
can be sure that your pharmacist will see that your medicine is at the right
strength, in the right dose and will check that you know how to take or use it
properly. They will also cross reference any other drugs you are currently taking.
Many pharmacists now offer a prescription collection and delivery service.
If you're feeling off-colour, but don't feel ill enough to go to
the doctor, ask your pharmacist for advice. Pharmacists have been trained to
offer helpful, easy-to-understand advice on the treatment of everyday minor ailments
for yourself and all the family, anything from headaches and coughs and colds,
to cold sores or dermatitis.
Your pharmacist will know when medical help is needed, and will not hesitate
to refer you to your doctor if your symptoms demand it. Often, however, an over-the-counter
remedy will be all you need, and it's worth remembering that pharmacies offer
far more medicines than any other outlets. That's because many of today's
effective non-prescription medicines can only be supplied under the supervision
of a pharmacist, which means they are only available at a pharmacy. Remember,
too, that you can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most
personal symptoms. Like doctors, pharmacists have a professional code which means
all personal information you give them will be treated in the strictest confidence.
All the more reason to make the most of your local pharmacist!