Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Welcome to the Charing Pharmacy. Our Pharmacy is one of the first in the country to install automated robotic dispensing equipment to ensure accurate and fast provision of patient’s medication.

Charing Pharmacy which opened with the new building operates under the name of Charing Practice Limited and the directors and shareholders are Dr W H E Warrilow, Dr N D Poplett, Dr R Dunnet and Dr  S Naganathar.

We have all the necessary services you would expect to find from a pharmacy. You can order your repeat prescriptions via this website and can come and collect them at your convenience or have them delivered to your door for a small charge. Please call us if you do require any assistance. We also stock a comprehensive range of toiletries, aromatherapy items and other chemists’ sundries and these can be ordered for home delivery along with your medication.

Our pharmacist Mr. Derek Meadows, who is an independent prescriber, is pleased to advise about all aspects of medication as well as providing a full range of non-prescription medicine. Most of our repeat prescribing is done through the computer. You will be issued with a printed slip listing the medicines that the doctor is happy for you to take without being seen again. If the slip is handed or posted to the surgery, the prescription will normally be ready for collection after two or three working days. However, the doctor will still wish to see you at intervals to monitor your progress and modify your treatment as necessary.

Please note that we do not take repeat prescription requests by telephone in order to avoid errors but they can be faxed to the Pharmacy on 01233 713329 or emailed to charing.ft747@nhs.net.

We have range of services in the Pharmacy such as a Warfarin monitoring clinic, stop-smoking clinic, weight management clinic and NHS health checks.

Warfarin Monitoring Clinic
Our pharmacists offer a Warfarin initiation, monitoring and dosing service.

Medicines Check
Patients taking medications for a long-term condition can have a medicines use review service which involves a consultation with the pharmacist to discuss your medications. It gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how and why you should be taking your medicines and any problems or side effects this is causing. This is different to a medication review you may have with your doctor.

New medicines Service
The new medicine service in our pharmacy focuses on patients with long term conditions that have been prescribed new medicines. We can offer you advice and support with your new medications.

NHS Health Checks
We are anxious to prevent diseases as well as to treat problems. We offer a special invitation to patients who qualify for the NHS health check to check their blood pressure, height/weight, blood test and advise on aspects of healthy living.

Smoking cessation clinic
We offer support and advice to patients who want to stop smoking. Where necessary, our pharmacists can identify the most suitable nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for our customers. 

Vascular screening for over 40’s
It is for both men and women aged over 40 years.  It is done every 5 years to check their BP, cholesterol and lifestyle advice is offered with access to smoking cessation and weight reduction clinic.

Weight management programme
We offer a weight management programme where you can get advice, support and monitoring service. This is a tried and tested NHS weight management programme. 

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