Useful information for patients
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”.
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.
- Pharmacies providing free NHS Access to Emergency Hormonal Contraception and Sexual Health Advice in Gloucestershire
- Pharmacies and others providing free NHS Support to Stop Smoking in Gloucestershire
- Pharmacies providing substance misuse services: Supervised Consumption and Needle Exchange
- Pharmacies providing the Urgent Repeat Medicines Service, which can allow you to get a supply of your regular medicine when GP surgeries are closed.
- Pharmacies participating in the Minor Ailments Service
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:
- Resources for people with disabilities
- Resources for families and carers of people with disabilities
- Resources for pharmacists
- 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.