Medicines Use Review (MUR)
If you take regular medication because for a long term condition or have recently been discharged from hospital, our Pharmacists will undertake a review by checking that you understand how your medicines should be used correctly, how they should be used with other medicines, why they have been prescribed as well as solving any problems you might be experiencing such as side-effects.
Following the review it is possible that some of your medication might not be necessary, or for example, the dosage might need adjusting. Our Pharmacists may suggest some changes which you can then discuss with your GP.
New Medicines Service (NMS)
If you have been prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or been given a new blood-thinning medicine for the first time, you can get help and advice about your new medicine from our Pharmacist through a free service called the New Medicine Service (NMS) available at Mediwise Pharmacy.
People often have problems when they start a new medicine. As part of this service, our pharmacist will support you to get the most from your newly prescribed medication, and how to use the medicine safely.
Blood Pressure Plus (BP+) -
Your blood pressure & atrial fibrillation check
Having your blood pressure and pulse checked is easy and could save your life. The aim of BP+ is to identify individuals with hypertension or atrial fibrillation (AF).
Large numbers of the population are unaware they have hypertension (high or raised blood pressure) or atrial fibrillation. Since these conditions significantly increase the risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease, the BP+ service hopes to provide an opportunity for individuals to have their blood pressure and pulse rhythm checked. You can do this by booking a BP+ appointment with Mediwise Pharmacy.
NHS Health Check
The NHS Health Check is a free health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
If you’re in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can book an appointment with Mediwise Pharmacy for a free NHS Health Check. You may also like to try this online Heart Age Test.
This year the flu vaccine is being offered by the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- children in primary school
- children in year 7 (secondary school)
- frontline health or social care workers
Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn. However, if you’re aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.
The flu vaccine 2020 to 2021
Each year, the viruses that are most likely to cause flu are identified in advance and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends which type of flu virus strains to include in the vaccine.
If you have any questions or would like more information on booking an appointment please call the store.