Check your blood pressure
The only way of knowing whether you have high blood pressure is to have a blood pressure test.
All adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 5 years. Getting this done is easy and could save your life.
You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:
You can also check your blood pressure yourself with a home blood pressure monitor.
Ask in the Pharmacy for details
We dispense all NHS prescriptions, private prescriptions and vet prescriptions. Our pharmacists and pharmacy staff will be able to give you any advice you need about your medicines or answer any questions which you may have. We use a number of suppliers, so if we do not have an item in stock, we can usually obtain these the same day or the following working day.
This allows Patients to return prescribed or purchased medicines which are out of date, unused or unwanted, to the Pharmacy for safe disposal.
Please ask in the Pharmacy for details.
The NHS electronic prescription service is available from Sherburn Village Pharmacy, which allows your GP to send your prescription electronically over a secure network. We were one of the first pharmacies able to offer this service and have been dispensing prescriptions via this method for over two years. This means that when you receive a prescription from the GP, it is automatically sent to the pharmacy of your choice, without the need for you to pick up a paper copy, saving you time. You need to inform your Pharmacy or GP that you would like to sign up to this service and they will do the necessary.
Also known as "the morning after pill", levonelle or emergency contraceptive pill. If you have had unprotected sex (without using contraception) within the last three days or you are worried that your usual form of contraception might have failed, you may be entitled to receive the morning after pill. Our trained pharmacists will simply ask you some questions in our private consultation room to make sure that you are eligible for the morning after pill and if supplied, this must be taken on the premises. All of our consultations are strictly confidential. If you are not eligible to receive the morning after pill from our pharmacy the pharmacist will be able to signpost you to the nearest and most appropriate service.
We offer free confidential advice in our Consultation room on any Health matter.
We can measure and supply compression hosiery whether on Prescription from your GP or simply if you wish to purchase such. Please ask in the Pharmacy for details.
A Medicine Usage Review, also known as a medicines check-up, is a free service provided by Sherburn Village Pharmacy. The aim of an MUR is to review how a patient is using their medication, as well as making patients know how and when to take their medications. The Pharmacist can also inform the patient what the purpose of the medication is and why they have likely been prescribed it. It gives patients the opportunity to ask any questions about their medications, or raise any concerns about any side effects they may be experiencing. This can be about any medications; whether it be a tablet, liquid, cream or inhaler and is usually carried out on a yearly basis.
Also known as monitored dosage system (MDS), cassettes or medicine trays, they are designed to help you take your medication with confidence, without the worry of forgetting to take any tablets or taking them at the wrong time. These trays have 4 times slots for each day (morning, lunch, evening and night), with your tablets sealed in the appropriate slot. All you have to then do is break the seal at each time of day, and take the tablets that are inside. We can also deliver these to you on a weekly basis through our free delivery service, saving you the trouble of collecting your medication each week. Please ask in the Pharmacy for details.
You can have a free NHS flu Jab at our pharmacy:
• If you are 65 years of age or over
• If you are pregnant
• If you are a carer
If you have certain medical conditions including:
• Chronic Respiratory Disease
• Heart Disease
• Kidney Disease
• Liver Disease
• Neurological Disease
This service is provided free by this Pharmacy and is aimed at giving a better understanding of certain conditions, and subsequently the medicine they have been prescribed, allowing patient's to get the greatest benefit from their new medication. This is especially significant for those who have recently been diagnosed with conditions such as asthma, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Please ask for advice in Pharmacy when you first receive your new medication.
The Pharmacist is qualified to supply without Prescription the medication/medication for the following: - Malaria Prophylaxis, both Pharmacy only and Prescription only. - Hepatitis B vaccination - Erectile Disfunction - Morning After Pill - Oral Contraceptive Pill - Salbutamol Inhalers - Antibiotics for travellers Diarrhoea - Meningitis ACWY vaccine - Dymista nasal spray for Hayfever - Vaniqa for Facial Hair removal.
This Pharmacy offers a FREE prescription collection and delivery service to those patients who are unable to visit the Pharmacy, and who live locally (within 5 miles of the Pharmacy). We also offer a repeat prescription ordering service to those patients who prefer to order their repeat medication via their Pharmacy. All this requires is the patient to either sign up to the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) nominating Sherburn Village Pharmacy as their chosen Pharmacy or for them to leave their Repeat medication slip with us. Then the patient must contact us when they need to order their repeat medication (eg. monthly). We will pass the request on to the surgery and dispense the prescription once received from the GP. If requested we will then deliver the prescription to the Patient's address. All being well this should only require a once a month contact with the Pharmacy, and your medication will be delivered to your door, if requested.
Your Pharmacy can offer you advice on how to stop smoking and the various methods available, both via prescription and over the counter. We also supply smoking cessation products via the Voucher scheme when a patient presents with the voucher given by a Smoking cessation Advisor at a clinic.
If you are travelling abroad, there may be a number of vaccinations you require or certain medications to keep you safe. Visit Sherburn Village Pharmacy before you go to get the help and advice you need in order to protect your health. Our fully qualified pharmacist is able to provide guidance on the types of malaria prophylaxis you may require, the vaccinations required for certain travel destinations as well as general travel health information. This Pharmacy is actually able to administer some Travel vaccinations. Please ask in Pharmacy for details.