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.
This is an opportunity for our pharmacist to discuss and review the medicines you are taking to ensure you are using them correctly and getting the maximum benefit. We will explain clearly and simply, without any medical jargon, what they are for and the conditions they treat and identify any possible side effects that you may be experiencing. We will listen to you and any problems you are having with your medicines, provide advice and support and if necessary contact your Doctor to discuss any issues that arise from our conversation.
An MUR can help:
Our pharmacist may be able to conduct an MUR over the telephone or for eligible patie
A Monitored Dosage System is designed to assist persons who find it difficult to keep track of their medications and who sometimes forget to take the medication as prescribed. The system consists of a weekly set of medications, which is blister packed for different times of the day as appropriate. The patient can receive the full monthly prescription packed in four blistered cards or the medication can be dispensed weekly, according to the wishes of the doctor. If you think a Monitored Dosage System could help you keep track of your medicines arrange an appointment with the Pharmacist to see if this system is right for you.
At Click Carepharmacy, we understand the importance of good medicines management for your care home and the need for first class, reliable pharmacy support, particular in these times of increasing regulatory requirment. We have worked with residential and nursing homes for a number of years, providing services to the homes and their residents.
We can offer the following services: FREE Monitored Dosage System including MAR sheets, FREE Deliveries of medication, FREE Prescription Collection service 24 hour contact support number supplied Acute prescriptions delivered within 24 hours FREE Staff training on medication administration with certificate Check the medication in when we deliver to the home Facility to provide braille labelling when required Quartely visits from pharmacist to ensure home meets CQC requirements Medicine Management Medicine Disposal (residential homes) Organising of blister packs on to racks Loan of medicine trolley if necessary
During our opening hours we will be able to provide a dispensing service for your NHS prescription, whether it is from your Doctor, Dentist or Prescribing Nurse. In addition we dispense private prescriptions. Also, we are now able to offer free printed information on common illnesses, to all our customers. We have a fully computerised patient medication records system, which stores all your medication records and alerts the pharmacist to possible drug interactions. Naturally, information held about patients is confidential and covered by the Data Protection Act. In the unlikely event that we do not have a particular drug in stock, usually we will obtain it for you the same day.
NEW! We are now able to receive your prescription details electronically straight from your doctors surgery, by scanning the barcode along the side. Don't worry, you will still have the green prescription form but this is a fast and more accurate way for us to produce your prescription.
The dangers of smoking have been well known for many years. In the UK, it is estimated that every year around 22% of all male deaths, and 16% of all female deaths, are due to smoking. That is well over 100,000 deaths, all directly attributable to smoking. The Benefits of Quitting Smoking The good news is that once you stop smoking, your life expectancy gets better very quickly. Smokers under the age of 35 who stop will have a near-normal life expectancy, and there are immediate health and social benefits for people of any age who stop. Stop Smoking and improve your health.
What could be more important? Smoking is responsible for nearly all cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD includes diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis which are associated with shortness of breath and the inability to do things you want to do. Cancer. 90% of primary lung cancers are also caused by smoking, and the risk of many other cancers (mouth, bladder, kidneys, pancreas, stomach, liver, colon, and cervix) are also increased by smoking. Heart Disease. If you smoke, you are 2 to 3 times more likely to have a heart attack than a non-smoker, and much more likely to die from heart disease.
Smokers are also more likely to have strokes, blood clots, and angina. Stop Smoking and improve your sex life Smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction by about 50% for men in their 30s and 40s. Smoking also makes you less able to keep going because of the shortness of breath. In a recent study it was estimated that smoking women were only 72% as fertile as non-smokers.
Stop Smoking and improve your appearance Your skin. Quitting allows more oxygen and blood to the skin. The yellow tint to your hands will also disappear. Your breath. Your breath will no longer smell like an ashtray. Neither will your hair and clothes. Improve the taste of food. Smoking may suppress your appetite, but it also deadens your taste buds. If you can't do it for yourself - DO IT FOR YOUR KIDS If you smoke, it's likely your children will too. Your children are nearly 3 times more likely to become addicted to cigarettes if both parents are smokers. If children are frequently exposed to cigarette smoke, they are at increased risk of developing asthma, respiratory disease, cot death and chest infections.