You could be forgiven for thinking that pharmacies are just for picking up prescriptions or the old late night bottle of Calpol, but think again.
Here at LloydsPharmacy we offer a range of services you might not have expected that have been designed to keep your health in check and offer a convenient alternative to a GP visit. Our services can be tailored to you whether you experience pain or need some expert advice on a new medication, we are here for you.
If one of your resolutions was to be healthier, then these services are perfect for you. From helping with your medicines to a cholesterol and heart check, we have a range of services that can help you get 2018 off to a great start.
Help with your Medicines
Did you know that 58% of people taking medicines say they want more information on how they should be taking them? Our FREE Medicines Check Up allows you to have a private consultation with our pharmacist giving you the opportunity to ask those questions you need. A check up is particularly beneficial if you have been living with a long term condition and/or are managing multiple medications. A Medicines Check Up can also help you to understand if you are taking your medicines properly and if you are getting the most from them.
Help manage asthma and COPD
LloydsPharmacy offers free, confidential advice on how to control asthma and COPD symptoms and how to get the most out of your prescribed medicines. We assess how you have managed your condition for the past four weeks and help you to identify where you may be struggling. From here we can help you to identify your triggers and help you perfect your inhaler technique as well as answer any questions you have about managing your symptoms.
Cholesterol and Heart Check
Millions of people across the country are at risk of developing heart disease and what many people don’t realise is that it can often be prevented by taking simple steps and lifestyle changes to look after your heart.
A 15 minute check at your local LloydsPharmacy can identify your risk of developing heart disease in the next ten years. The check measures your cholesterol levels, your blood pressure, BMI and is then followed by a review of your lifestyle. Your results will be reviewed and you will be given a personalised action plan on how to keep your heart healthy.
Speak to a doctor online or via Skype or telephone
LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor allow you to access prescription-only treatments without needing to see a doctor face-to-face. All you need to do is fill out a short medical form for a Doctor to assess (usually within the hour) and then safe advice or treatment is given. Medication is then sent discreetly via post to an address of your choice or you are able to pick it up from selected LloydsPharmacy stores.
Our online doctor can help with many different conditions for men and women, ranging from sexual health and weight loss to travel or flu vaccinations. Visit their website to find out more information.
Type 2 Diabetes Screening
Do you know your blood glucose level? Up to five million people in the UK will develop Type 2 Diabetes by 2025 and, if diabetes is left untreated, it can cause some serious health problems.
During the Type 2 Diabetes screening you will be asked a series of questions to asses your risk of developing the condition. If you are at risk, our pharmacy team can advise on how to slow or even reduce the chance of
If you are at risk, the team will advise on how to slow or even reduce your risk of developing the condition. They may also then measure your blood pressure and take a small finger-prick sample of blood to measure your blood glucose level. If the results of the screening indicate you may be at risk from Type 2 Diabetes, you will be referred to a doctor for diagnosis.
Help with giving up smoking
You are four times more likely to stop smoking with help* so if you are looking for expert advice or products to help you quit, visit your local LloydsPharmacy today.
Stopping smoking can help you live longer and Our experts can advise on boosting your willpower, how to avoid your smoking triggers, how to control your nicotine cravings and also how to manage any withdrawal symptoms you may experience. We are also able to advise you on which Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products that are right for you to help manage your cravings.
*NHS Smoke Free: Local Stop Smoking Services, January 2017
take a closer look at your skin
Understanding your skin health is an important part of maintaining a good skincare regime. LloydsPharmacy offer a FREE Skin Analysis Service in a number of stores to offer tailored skincare advice. The skin analysis machine can measure elasticity, hydration, oil (sebum), pigmentation and skin age. Our trained experts can then recommend products for your skin that will help target any concerns you have such as dryness, ageing, pigmentation or blemishes.
take control of pain
If you experience pain and your medication or treatments aren’t relieving it, then we can help. LloydsPharmacy offer a FREE Pain Management Service.
Whatever you’re experiencing, we offer a FREE Pain Management Service, which involves a private, one-to-one consultation with one of our expert healthcare team. They’ll assess your pain to find ways to help your pain, giving you immediate, personalised recommendations, as well as ongoing support. They may advise on simple adjustments to your current medication, or to your lifestyle, that could help you mange your pain.
It’s estimated that one in five of us has some form of age-related hearing loss for as long as 10 years before doing anything about it. A hearing test is carried out by a fully qualified Sonetik audiologist. The automated test, available in many stores, takes about 10 minutes and we can offer a free trial of a hearing aid, so you can try before you buy, with no obligation to purchase.