Useful information for patients


Anticoagulant%20consultation%204%20featured%20image_zpsv8pjkpndCommunity pharmacies in Gloucestershire are a useful and convenient source of both medicines and health advice.

Bank Holiday opening for pharmacies in the county for August 2017.

Almost all pharmacies now have a private consultation area where you can sit down with the pharmacist and not be overheard.

Our own Gloucestershire specific leaflet explains what services you may be able to access in your own local community pharmacy. If you’re not in Gloucestershire, you might be interested in this national booklet “Understanding and Making Best Use of Your Community Pharmacy”.

A list of pharmacies in Gloucestershire can be accessed by visiting NHS Choices. Alternatively you can search for local pharmacies by postcode.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is responsible for providing the public with local information to help them make informed choices about their health and social care needs. They have a dedicated page to help you make the most out of your community pharmacy, kept up to date with the latest services and advice.

Disabilities resource

This booklet has been created by Mencap’s pharmacy project and includes resources that have been created by Mencap staff, in consultation with people with disabilities. Resources have also been co-created and adapted from previous existing resources.
The booklet has been divided into four sections:

  1. Resources for people with disabilities
  2. Resources for families and carers of people with disabilities
  3. Resources for pharmacists
  4. Resources for external agencies to audit or support pharmacies

The Forest of Dean Pharmacy Sunday rotas for 2017 are available to download.

The web site http://www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk/ is very useful if you are suffering from a cough, cold, flu or sore throat. Your pharmacist will be able to advise on suitable over-the-counter treatments.