When most people think of their local chemist, they think prescriptions. And they’d be right. Well pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent chain, help over 600,000 people with their prescriptions every week. But this is just one element of the NHS-approved health services the pharmacy provides to the local community.
Well Pharmacy Radcliffe on Trent (22a Main Road) is encouraging local residents to visit for a health check. Take a look at the top ways the team can improve your health and wellbeing this spring – some might just surprise you!
With the Stroke Association’s ‘National Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ taking place on 14 April, knowing your numbers has never been more important. Did you know that for every 10 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, a further 7 remain undiagnosed? In Nottingham alone, it is estimated that 19%1 of the population have high blood pressure, with an estimated 30,650 undiagnosed cases. High blood pressure increases your risk of life-threatening conditions like heart failure and stroke, so pop into Well Radcliffe on Trent to check your blood pressure for free and without an appointment. It’s quick, painless and could save your life. Our highly trained pharmacists can provide you with advice and support to reduce your blood pressure if a diagnosis is made.
Is 2018 the year you finally kick the habit? Our pharmacy team can provide you with nicotine replacement products and specialist one-to-one support to quit smoking for good. Well Radcliffe on Trent has a Stop Smoking Practitioner in the pharmacy on Thursday’s, pop in for a free consultation.
Did you know that 4.5 million people in England are on medication for asthma2? If you or your child suffers from asthma, pop into Well Radcliffe on Trent to check your asthma inhaler technique and usage and discuss your asthma action plan, to make sure you stay fit and well.
Jetting off to somewhere exotic? More than 1,500 travellers returning to the UK after visiting a malaria risk area were diagnosed with this serious tropic disease. Our pharmacists can offer you advice on high risk areas, and anti-malarial tablets are available to buy in store.
Are you experiencing some problems taking your medicines? Do you feel your prescription is not working like you thought it would or just want to check that you’re getting the most out of it? All Well pharmacies offer a free medicine check-up service to help you solve any issues you might be having. Our expert pharmacists can give you tips on how best to take your medicine if you find it difficult to take, and can help to minimise any side effects you’re having.
Not sure what your new medicine is or what it might do to you? Our pharmacists offer a free service to help you understand your new prescription medication, explaining how it works, the effect it is likely to have on your body, and how best to take it to get the most out of it.
Samir Goswami, the Pharmacy Manager at Well Radcliffe on Trent is celebrating 20 years helping the community with their health and wellbeing this year, he said: “As a long-standing member of the team, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many members of our community over the years and supporting them with their health needs.
From checking your blood pressure to helping you understand a new medicine you’ve been prescribed, myself and the team are highly trained in medication and healthcare and here to help you. Pop in for a chat as a first port of call, you don’t need an appointment.”
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