Alcohol reduction treatment
Get help to stay dry in the fight against alcohol addiction
The UK has a worldwide reputation as a nation of drinkers. Millions of UK citizens are classed as ‘alcohol dependent’. With alcohol being such a part of British norm and culture, it may be difficult to cut back on alcohol for your health and wellbeing. Drinking too much alcohol on a regular basis can make it difficult for you to complete daily activities and function at work. Alcohol can also become an addictive drink causing high risk to your liver function and overall health.
There are many clinical services and pharmacies that can help you find the discipline needed to drink in moderation, or to give up alcohol altogether if preferred/required.
As a support to the NHS, we are now providing alcohol reduction treatment normally undertaken by your GP, in a range of our pharmacies, meaning you can now get treated when it suits you, as opposed to long waiting times at your GP’s surgery.
Our alcohol reduction treatment program has been tailored to suit your needs and make it convenient for people to reach out for help. Book an appointment now through the Weldricks App.
Below is a map and list of which of our pharmacies offer alcohol reduction treatment in-branch. Want to find out more? Our pharmacies can be reached by telephone or email, alternatively you can contact our customer service team.
Allergy Test and Treat Service
Allergies are extremely common in the UK, affecting more than 25% of the population but the cause is often left undiagnosed.
Your local Weldricks pharmacist can now offer a simple test (finger prick blood sample) which will analyse the body's reaction to 294 allergens. You will get your results within 2 weeks and our trained pharmacist will be able to provide you the treatment you need depending on the results you receive.
- Test 294 different allergens
- Sophisticated technology
- Detects allergen specific IgE
- Precision allergen component testing
Klarify Allergy Test and Treat Service for an introductory offer price of £165 (Normal price £190)
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Blood pressure - the basics
Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in the arteries. If your blood pressure is too high it can narrow the arteries and blood vessels in your body and this can lead to damage to the brain or heart.
If it is too high over a period of time and not treated, then you will be at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for kidney disease, dementia and some eye conditions.
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) usually has no symptoms, which is why many people do not know they have it. That is why it is often called the silent killer.
The good news is that high blood pressure can be treated and often prevented, and there is lots you can do to lower your risk.
Whether you have high blood pressure, or normal blood pressure, it is important to realise that the higher your blood pressure, whatever it is, the higher your risk of heart disease or stroke. This means that all of us should be adopting a lifestyle that will help to lower our blood pressure whether we have high blood pressure or not.
The only way to find out what your blood pressure is to have regular checks. Keep a record yourself and remember the numbers in the same way as your height and weight. In other words,Know your Numbers!- and encourage your family and friends to do the same.
These branches have calibrated machines in branch and can offer to monitor your blood pressure and offer advice.
Chlamydia Screening for 15-24 year olds Local Enhanced Service
Chlamydia screening is currently carried out across England as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP). The objective of the programme is to control Chlamydia through the early detection and treatment of asymptomatic infection, preventing the development of serious disease and reducing onward transmission of the infection.
The aim is a multi-faceted, evidence based and cost effective national prevention programme. This means all sexually active young men and women under 25 years old, and those under 16 years of age deemed Fraser competent, are aware of Chlamydia, its effects, and have access to services providing screening, prevention and treatment to reduce their risk of infection.
Contact your local Weldricks pharmacy to find out more.
Click and Collect online ordering
You can now CLICK and select from 1000's of products at HOME and have them DELIVERED for FREE to COLLECT at you local Weldricks Pharmacy.
Introducing Click & Collect – a simple service from Weldricks Pharmacy
You can order online with confidence and choose from our extended range of products.
We've got 1000's of products at prices to suit you, and what's more, delivery to the Weldricks Pharmacy of your choice is FREE.
You'll even be e-mailed when your order is ready to be collected.
So why not log on today? The service is free, easy and convenient.
A simple guide to Click and Collect.
Choose from 1000's of health and beauty products and add them to your basket.
Choose a Weldricks Pharmacy
At checkout, select the local Wedricks Pharmacy you would like to collect from.
Complete your order
Enter your details and complete your order with our secure online payment process. You will receive an e-mail confirming we have received your order and are working on it.
Collect at the Pharmacy
You will receive an email when your order is ready to collect. Please note the collection date and time on the e-mail as the item will not be ready to collect until after this point. Pop into your chosen Weldricks Pharmacy to collect your goods at a time convenient to you.
Covid-19 Testing Service
COVID-19 Testing service*
Benefits for individuals:
Get peace of mind and...
...visit your relatives and friends safely.
...attend weddings and celebrations.
Benefits for business:
Keep your workplace safe.
Arrange for your staff to be tested so you can be confident you are maintaining bio-security.
Results by text in 20 minutes.
If you have experienced symptoms, or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19, you should NOT come in for a test. You must always follow government guidance even with a negative result. The Healgen Antigen Covid-19 testing kit is UK Government endorsed kit and has been successfully tested at Porton Down.
*The accuracy of this test is 98% sensitive and 100% specific.
Discharge of Medicines Service
The discharge of medicine service is an essential NHS service provided by all pharmacies including Weldricks.
This service enables NHS Trusts to refer patients to the Pharmacy who would benefit from extra support and guidance on any newly prescribed medicines following hospital admission/discharge, ensuring better communication of changes to a patient's medication when they leave hospital.
The pharmacy team will ensure all medication prescribed is suitable for the patient and give clear and informative support on when and how to take their medication.
Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions
NHS electronic prescription service ( E P S )
EPS is a new way to get your medicines and appliances. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place from where you choose to get your medicines or appliances.
What does this mean for you?
- If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. To continue to receive your medicines from Weldricks Pharmacy you simply have to request that your GP sends your prescription to your chosen Weldricks Pharmacy Branch.Your future prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy for dispensing, saving you time.
- You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescription medicines to be dispensed before you arrive.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
- don't want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
- collect your medicines from the same place most of the time.
- use a prescription collection service now.
No, if you:
- don't get prescriptions very often
- pick up your medicines from different places.
- Stay away from home a lot.
How can you use EPS?
The Electronic Prescription Service will be going live in this pharmacy over the next few weeks. To enable this pharmacy to supply your prescription medication please complete the consent form on page fve of this leaflet and hand it to a member of staff. (If you need any assistance our staff will gladly help you). We will then add your nomination. You don't need a computer to do this.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription
Yes you can. If you don't want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP. It is your choice where your medicines are dispensed. If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them well before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes, your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check, or if you have nominated more than one dispenser.
For more information about EPS click this link, your pharmacy, dispensing appliance contractor or GP practice.
Repeat Prescription Service
If you're taking repeatmedication prescribed by your GP, the Weldricks repeat prescription service can make your life a lot easier. It's quick and easy to set up - and free.
Simply fill in our registration form in branch and we'll make sure your medicines are always ready for you to collect when you need them from your nearest Weldricks Pharmacy. No messing about with repeat slips and visit to the GP - just a convenient service thats tailored to you.
Simply Telephone your friendly local Weldricks Pharmacy when you need your prescription and we'll contact your GP, pick up the prescription an ensure that our medicines are ready when you need them. And furthermore, our system keeps you in control of ordering the only medicines you need.
Emergency Hormonal Contraception (purchase)
At Weldricks, our pharmacists can provide a private and confidential consultation, along with advice on emergency hormonal contraception. Emergency contraception can prevent up to 95% of pregnancies when taken 5 days after sex.
Our pharmacies offer the Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive (Morning after Pill) tablet to buy. The morning after pill works by delaying your ovulation so that you don't release an egg for remaining sperm to fertilize.
Contact your local branch to confirm availability, or discover our morning after pill range.
Emergency Hormonal Contraception Local Enhanced Service
Our pharmacist can provide a private and confidential consultation, along with advice on emergency hormonal contraception. Emergency contraception prevents up to 95% of pregnancies if taken 5 days after sex.
If you want to know more about emergency contraception, we can provide you with all the information you need.
Weldricks pharmacies offer the Morning after pill free of charge through a locally commissioned service. The morning after pill works by delaying your ovulation so that you don't release an egg for remaining sperm to fertilize.
Please contact the branch to find out more and check availability. Browse through our range of contraceptives to take care of your sexual health needs.
Free Condom Supply
Condoms are the best way to protect yourself against most sexually transmitted infections (including HIV and chlamydia) and pregnancy. Condoms are made from very thin latex (rubber), polyisoprene or polyurethane and are designed to stop your semen from coming into contact with your sexual partner. Condoms are about 98% effective.
At Weldricks pharmacy, we offer a free condom supply on a locally arranged scheme. Please contact your local pharmacy to confirm availability.
Group B Strep. test supply.
Group B strep is a type of bacteria called streptococcal bacteria, it is common in both men and women. The bacteria usually lives in the rectum or vagina. Group B strep is usually harmless and most people will not realise they have it.
Sometimes, it can cause problems which need medical attention. Therefore, we offer a simple test kit which can help you find out if you may have Group B strep bacteria. It is particularly important to monitor and discuss with a GP for certain groups of people, such as:
- Pregnant woman
- Young babies
- Elderly people or those who are already very ill
A group B Strep test is simple, safe and effective. You can buy a test from Weldricks and return it, then we can send you a text with the result within 3 working days.
Finished with your inhaler?
Don’t throw it away. All used inhalers should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely. They can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, preventing the release of greenhouse gases that occurs when inhalers are sent to landfill. Recycling is one of the simplest ways we can make a difference and do our bit for the planet.
Ask about our inhaler recycling service, available at these branches.
It is really important to know how to use an inhaler, because misuse is associated with asthma instability and increased hospital visits. The patient's inhaler technique needs to be re-checked at each periodic disease review, especially if there is poor symptom control.
Need some help with your inhaler technique now? Our pharmacists have received additional specialised training to support inhaler users to get the most out of their treatment.
Contact your local branch to arrange an appointment.
We are always adding new and helpful services to our pharmacies across the UK to help improve our care and service for communities. We are pleased to introduce instant dental! Dentists can be expensive and difficult to book an appointment with due to their high demand. If you are looking for a second opinion, quick dental check up or have a problem you want reassurance on, simply let one of our dentists review and analyse your concerns.
These dentists are qualified professionals available to give you advice and peace of mind via a simple telephone call to help you in caring for your oral health. Dental and oral health is an important part of your overall health and well-being. Poor oral health has been linked to numerous conditions which can prove painful and difficult to treat. That is why it is so important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Regular check ups and discussions with a dentist immediately when you are concerned about your oral health is always encouraged, which is why we offer our Instant Dentist services.
Find out what branches offer dentist and oral referral services below.
Lipotrim Weight Loss Programme
Are you overweight? Tried several diets with no results? Weldricks could have the answer!
Lipotrim is an award winning weight loss programme only available under the guidance of your pharmacist. The programme is designed for people who are more than 3 stone overweight or have a body mass index (BMI) of over 25. Past results have shown that it is possible to lose a stone every month.
Lipotrim is a total food replacement programme substituting your normal diet with low cal, high fibre products, e.g. soups, drinks and flapjacks. The replacement food products provide u with right amount of essential nutrients your body needs each day, resulting in your reserves of fat and sugar being used to meet your body’s energy needs.
Before being able to enrol on the Lipotrim programme a short confidential health questionnaire will take place with our pharmacist to ensure there will be no medical contraindications to participating in the programme.
Once enrolled on the programme you will be required to attend on a weekly basis with the pharmacist to enable your progress to be monitored.
Interested? Ask our pharmacist for more details or to borrow the Lipotrim information video.
Migraines can be extremely frustrating when you suffer frequently from them. Figuring out what causes your migraines and how to treat them is so important.
If you need help with migraines, we are now providing clinical migraine services that are normally carried out by your GP, as a support to the NHS. This means you can now get treated at your local Weldricks pharmacy when it suits you.
Make an appointment now through the Weldricks App.
Minor Ailment Scheme
If you have ever asked yourself ‘can I get a prescription without seeing a doctor?’ - then discover our minor ailments schemes. At your local Weldricks Pharmacy, you may be able to get some medicines without waiting for a doctor's appointment. This makes it easier to get help for your symptoms without the inconvenience of GP waiting times.
Our Pharmacists are trained professionals and are able to treat you using many of the medicines you would get on prescription from your doctor at some pharmacies.
If you do not pay for prescriptions, you will still be able to get your medicines free of charge. Minor Ailments schemes vary depending on your locality.
Call your local pharmacy or check out our map below to discuss your local scheme.
A nebuliser is a device that converts a medical solution into a fine spray, making it easy to breathe in. Nebulisers use oxygen, compressed air or ultrasonic power to break up the liquid drug to deliver the dose you need.
At Weldricks, we want to keep your nebuliser working eﬀectively. Ask our staﬀ about nebuliser servicing. Need a nebuliser? Request a free loan nebuliser - our branches may be able to help.
Please contact your local branch offering this service prior to arrival.
New Medicine Service
Been prescribed a new medicine? Your pharmacist is an expert on medicines and provides a free NHS service to help make sure your new medicine is working for you
What is the New Medicine Service?
The New Medicine Service is a free NHS service, offered through your pharmacy (chemist), to help you understand your condition and get the most out of your new medicine.
Who is it for?
The service is for people who have received their first prescription for a medicine to treat any of the following conditions:
- lung conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- conditions where you take a medicine to control the way your blood clots.
Palliative care is treatment, care and support for people with a life-limiting illness. The aim of palliative care is to help you to have a good quality of life.
Weldricks pharmacy keeps stocks of palliative care medication according to the local formulary.
Please contact the branch for further advice and availability.
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) vaccination
Pneumococcal vaccination, more commonly known as the pneumonia jab.
Pneumococcal infections can occur at any time but are more prevalent during the winter. It can strike people of any age at any time.
If you are over 65 or eligible for an NHS flu jab then you are deemed to be at higher risk of complications from these infections, particularly if you have chronic respiratory disease, chronic heart disease, or diabetes.
Book in for a consultation now in store or via our APP!
Prescription Delivery Service
We always recommend that you visit the pharmacy when purchasing or collecting medicines. It is important that the Pharmacist has the opportunity to speak to you about your treatment. However, if you do struggle to visit the Pharmacy ask about our Free Delivery Service.
Repeat Dispensing Service
Weldricks pharmacies value your time and are always looking to improve our services. For people on regular medication or repeat prescriptions, you may be eligible for the repeat dispensing service at some of our pharmacies. This allows you to order and collect your medicines easily and quickly from one of our nearby pharmacies.
This means every month you simply go straight to the pharmacy to collect your medicines. Find out which local pharmacy near you offers Repeat Dispensing Services.
Repeat Prescription Ordering and Collection Service
If you take regular repeat medication which is prescribed by your Doctor, let Weldricks Pharmacy help untie your time.
Don't spend time, dashing between your surgery and pharmacy every time your repeat prescription is due. Use our app to contact your local branch and let Weldricks Pharmacy organise everything for you. You can choose to collect your dispensed medicines from your local Weldricks Pharmacy or have them delivered to your home*
Don't run out of your medication again. Weldricks Pharmacy will remind you when your next prescription is due and check which medicines you require. This helps to reduce waste in the NHS.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine
This pharmacy offers a free NHS flu vaccination service for eligible patients.
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
- anyone aged 50 and over
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually to:
- adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 50 and over)
- pregnant women
Contact your local pharmacy to arrange vaccination.
Specialist Baby Formula Advice
Being a parent can sometimes be confusing and stressful, especially if this is the first time having a child. Our Pharmacists in some pharmacies have had advanced training to provide high quality advice on infant feeding and baby formula selection. If you are looking for baby feeding advice or formula information, contact the branch to discuss this service.
If you are simply looking for a range of baby products and formulas.
Stop Smoking Service
Stopping smoking can be a difficult challenge and you may require some help.
Talk to our trained smoking cessation advisors about our free stop smoking service. Our team is able to give you support and advise you on the best products for your needs.
In some areas we have a free supply of NRT products available.
Contact your local branch for advice and availability. You can also find more stop smoking support and information on our healthy living and conditions page.
TympaHealth Ear & Hearing Health
In the UK it is estimated that around 3.9% of the population require management of ear wax each year.
Many people have to wait months for treatment, or simply resign themselves to living with their condition, unaware that they could receive treatment at their local pharmacy with the help of the TympaHealth system.
The current waiting time to access wax removal services in the NHS is 12-16 weeks. Therefore, a pharmacy’s ability to offer hearing screening, ear diagnostics, wax removal & other services is a major benefit for the local community & other existing healthcare services.
Making these services more accessible not only improves treatment pathways, but it also removes the hassle of attending GP and hospital appointments & lessens the strain on NHS resources.
The importance of good hearing health:
Good ear & hearing health is important to people of all ages and helps us get the most out of life. Our hearing can be affected by many factors, including age, the build-up of wax & the misuse of cotton buds & in-ear headphones.
If our ability to hear deteriorates it requires more energy to listen & participate in daily life so we become tired and, in some cases, socially withdrawn. Hearing loss is known to be the single largest modifiable risk factor for the prevention of dementia.
Signs to look out for:
There are a range of signs to watch out for which could indicate you have an ear or hearing problem. Loss of hearing, earache, discomfort, discharge, ears feeling full, ringing, itching, loss of balance, dizziness & coughing can all be signs that a change has occurred in your ears & you should get them checked.
Simple diagnosis & treatment:
Today, thanks to modern technology, there are medical treatments and procedures that can quickly diagnose ear & hearing conditions. Infections & skin conditions as well as excessive & compacted wax can be identified & treated quickly & painlessly at a local pharmacy.
Once wax has been removed a hearing screening can be performed. This will identify any hearing issues & whether you require further treatment. However, in many cases, the initial problem could’ve simply been down to the presence of wax itself.
The importance of good ear & hearing health
Recent advancements in medical technology now means that ear & hearing screening, as well as other basic procedures, can now be performed in local clinics, pharmacies, care homes or even within the home. During an examination, high definition images & video of the inner ear can be recorded & shared with specialist doctors anywhere in the world.
Quick screen process
It only takes around 15 minutes to examine a patient & identify any issues within the ear. Then, if necessary, a fast & painless procedure can be undertaken to clear the ear of any debris or built up wax which can immediately improve hearing capabilities.
Trained staff & advanced equipment are required to perform a hearing screening, record images, remove wax & diagnose an ear condition. Our staff are expertly trained to use the latest TympaHealth system to deliver the best service & care possible.
Urinary Tract Infection Test & Treat
Urinary Tract Infections, also known as water infections, are common primarily for women but also for men.
With a variety of causes including having sex, use of tampons or a diaphragm.
Now, appropriate treatment is easily available at Weldricks.
Make an appointment now through our App.
Let science help you reach a healthy weight!
Obesity is an issue affecting around one in four people in the UK. The Department of Health and the NHS have been warning about the negative impact obesity can have on a person’s health and wellbeing. The Department of Heath has also recently warned that obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of some cancers, emphasising the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet coupled with an active lifestyle.
Being overweight can also have an impact on someone’s self-esteem and trigger a host of related health issues. Even so, it can be very difficult to lose weight with many people asking themselves ‘why is it hard to lose weight’. There are multiple factors which could make it harder for people to lose weight, but usually it is because changing habits is a very difficult task as well as resisting comfort eating.
If you’ve tried to lose weight before, or if you have decided to take steps now, your local pharmacy could be a great place to start.
Our pharmacists can provide convenient and personalised help without a trip to your GP or a doctor’s prescription. Weldricks Pharmacists can offer weight loss advice and prescription-only services, some of which are not yet even available on the NHS.
To make life easier, you can always book an appointment on the Weldricks App today to kick start your weight loss journey today!