You can make an appointment with our pharmacist to discuss how you are getting on with your regular medicines or talk about any new medications. It will allow you to learn more about your medicines and ask any questions you may have, and if you are having difficulties taking your medicines our pharmacist may be able to assist. Ask for more details on these services. This is a NHS Funded Service available to regular users of the pharmacy on repeat medication (ask for details and conditions.)
Some STIs (also known as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs) do not show any symptoms. At least 75% of infected women and around half of infected men will not have any visible signs of chlamydia, although it can still cause unseen damage and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
With the help of the NHS a chlamydia test kit from our Pharmacy is discreet, quick and simple. You can pick up a free home chlamydia test by coming to our Pharmacy. It’s available to men and women from 15 to 24 years old and you’re able to take the kit away with you so that you can take the test in privacy.
When you’re ready, all you need to do is provide a urine sample in the container provided. Once you’re done, return the test by post in the discreet packaging provided. You will then hear from the lab directly with the results of your test so we can put your mind at rest or get you started on the right course of treatment if required.We are also able to provide treatment once you have had the results and arre able to show us the text message received from the testing laboratory.
This service require the pharmacist to supervise the consumption of prescribed medicines at the point of dispensing in the pharmacy, ensuring that the dose has been administered to the patient. This is a NHS Funded Service
Also known as the morning after pill, our pharmacists will supply Levonorgestrel when appropriate to clients in line with the requirements of a locally agreed Patient Group Direction (PGD). This service is available to women between 14 and 24 years of age.
Winter Flu Jab Service
If you want to help protect yourself against flu this winter, our Winter Flu Jab Service is here to help. Even if you had a flu vaccination last year, you may consider having it again this year to protect yourself against the viruses responsible for causing most cases of flu, including the H1N1 (swine flu) virus.
If you are 12 or over, you can access our Winter Flu Jab Service in our pharmacies, six days a week.
How much does it cost?
The Winter Flu Jab Service costs £18.00. However, you may be able to get the vaccination for free on the NHS from our pharmacies:
- If you are aged 65 or over
- If you are pregnant
- If you suffer from a health condition such as diabetes or asthma. Scroll down for more information or consult your Boots pharmacist to see if you might be eligible
- If you care for someone whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Winter flu jab for businesses
We also offer a Winter Flu Vaccination Service for businesses.
What happens next?
When you come along for the flu vaccination your pharmacist will go through a questionnaire with you to see if you are suitable for the vaccination.
You may also not be able to have a flu vaccination if:
- You feel unwell, have a high temperature or an infection
- You are allergic to either eggs or chicken
- You have had an allergic reaction to a previous jab
- You have any other allergies
- If you are suitable you will be given the vaccination, which includes protection against viruses responsible for causing most cases of flu including the H1N1 virus (swine flu). If you are not sure about any of these points, our pharmacists will be able to advise and help you.
You may also qualify for a FREE flu jab under the NHS if you are in certain “at risk” groups. Please visit our NHS Flu Vaccination service tab to check if you qualify.
At Broadway Pharmacy we have a private consultation room where you can talk with the pharmacist about any health concerns that you may have. We will be able to provide you with quick and accurate advice, to help put your mind at ease.
Our pharmacies also participate in NHS immunisation each year. For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu without major complication after a week or two.
However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people should have a flu jab each year. Details of clinical “at risk” groups who qualify for a FREE NHS flu jab are describe in the table below.
More details can be found by visiting: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx
Our pharmacists are allowed to vaccinate NHS patients, between the months of September and March who fall in the following criterias: The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS :
- over 65 years
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions (see below)
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker (see below)
Chronic respiratory disease
Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
Chronic heart disease
Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
Chronic liver disease
Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis
Chronic neurological disease (included in the DES directions for Wales)
Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers).
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
For more information or to check if you are eligible for a FREE flu jab under the NHS from one of our pharmacies, you may also visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx
Blood Pressure Testing
High blood pressure affects one in three adults in the UK. If left untreated it can lead to heart problems, strokes and damage to other vital organs. So it's vital to be aware of the risks and how you can reduce them. Our Blood Pressure is also part of HEALTHY HEART SERVICE .
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem that affects half of all men aged between 40 and 70 to some extent. In reality, a significant proportion of men under 40 are also affected by ED. It is the inability to form and maintain an erection sufficient for intercourse. In some cases, there may be underlying causes for ED, but in the majority of cases a simple drug treatment may resolve the problem.
At Broadway Pharmacy, we offer a discreet and confidential service for those men affected by ED. We offer a private consultation with the pharmacist, during which we will asses the extent of the problem, and then prescribe a suitable treatment safely. If there are undiagnosed underlying causes, or if we feel that prescribing would be unsuitable and may require closer monitoring by a doctor, we will refer the patient to their GP to obtain the treatment. The consultation is free, and payment is only applicable if a treatment is supplied.
Furthermore, repeat supplies may be obtained for a year after the first consultation without the need for re-assessment, provided that the patient's medical history does not change. Why not pop in and ask about the service today? We offer all three of the principal treatments available for ED in the UK without prescription. We supply only genuine, UK licensed medicines, unlike those available through uncertified internet vendors. Above all, through our consultation, we ensure that your safety come first. Our treatment prices start from £10. Some patients may not find it convenient to come to the pharmacy for a consultation, or may wish for an even greater level of discretion. This service is available to patients between 18-70years and have moderate erectile dysfunction as defined by SHIM score.
Anti-malaria tablets from Broadway PHarmacy
Pharmacy No prescription needed!
Every year many hundreds of travellers from the UK catch malaria and in tens of cases it is fatal. Symptoms can start rapidly. The right anti-malaria tablet is essential to prevent infection.
Anti-malarial tablets are often prescription-only medicines and most GPs charge between £15 to £25 to issue a private prescription.
At Broadway Pharmacy, our pharmacist is specially-trained to provide a range of travel health services and we can supply anti-malaria tablets for the whole family without the need to see your GP for a private prescription thereby saving you the £15 to £25 charged for writing a private prescription.
Three simple steps to obtain your anti-malaria tablets
Step 1. Visit the NHS fitfortravel (http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx) website to determine whether you need anti-malaria tablets for your travel destination or our pharmacist on 020 8303 2707.
Step 2. Contact the pharmacy to arrange a short consultation with the pharmacist.
Step 3. Our pharmacist will assess the suitability of the tablets by completing a short medical questionnaire, provide you with all the advice you need and then issue the medication.
We are the only local pharmacy to provide such a service without a prescription.
We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and an efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Ask us for more information about this service.
All medicines are dispensed in child resistant containers unless you request us not to. Please remember: keep all medicines out of reach and sight of children. Our pharmacist can advise you on safe storage of medicines.
Our computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems, such as reactions between medicines and will help us deal with any queries you may have. We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality. More details about patient confidentiality can be found in another leaflet located in the pharmacy.
Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will dispose of them safely.
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments, in private if required. We also give you advice on healthy living, for example, how to stop smoking, or healthy diets. We can direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.
You can make an appointment with our pharmacist to discuss how you are getting on with your regular medicines or talk about any new medications. It will allow you to learn more about your medicines and ask any questions you may have, and if you are having difficulties taking your medicines our pharmacist may be able to assist. Ask for more details on these services.
If you need one of your regular medicines in an emergency when you are unable to contact your doctor, we may be able to help. We must stress that this can only be done in genuine emergencies and it will incur a charge. NHS 111 is also able to assist 24 hours a day.
Ring or email us to order your medication and we take your repeat to the surgery. After 3-5 working days you just have to collect your medication from us.
Our Diabetes Risk Awareness Service provides you with a personal assessment of your average blood sugar level over the previous 2-3 months and an indication of your potential risk of develpoing Tpye 2 Diabetes. We will then be able to offer advice on healthier lifestyle, signpost to other services, recommed other products and where appropriate refer you to your GP.
The Healthy Heart Service provides you with a perosnal assessment of your risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease ( CVD). The assessment is then used to advice on Healthier Lifestyle, create an action plan to reduce risk of developing CVD, signpost to other services, recommend relevant products and equipement related to hearth health and also refer to your GP if appropriate.
Repeat Prescription Services
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Broadway Pharmacy Mon to Fri: 8:30am-7:00pm Saturday: 8:30am-6:00pm Closed Sunday & Bank Holidays