Your local pharmacist (sometimes called chemists) is a highly trained healthcare professional, and can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. Most now have a quiet area away from other customers where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately.
Pharmacists dispense your prescriptions, provide a range of services related to specific health issues and can give advice on healthy living and minor ailments.
You can visit your local pharmacy when you are suffering from a common health problem which does not require being seen by a nurse or doctor.
3-7 Alderson Road
Sheffield, S2 4UA
Tel: 0114 258 4116
Please check with your local pharmacy for details of their opening hours.
If you're regularly prescribed medicines, your pharmacist can offer repeat dispensing services.
You get a prescription from your GP for up to a year, then you can visit your pharmacy every month for a month's supply of your medication. No more trips to the GP just to get another prescription. Ask your GP about the service.
Online ordering of repeat prescriptions is becoming available more and more GP practices across the city. Check with your local practice for information.
If you regularly collect medicines from your pharmacy, the pharmacist may ask you how you've been getting on with the medicine. If you're having problems, they can offer advice or advise you to see your GP if necessary.
Many pharmacies now offer a special discussion of your medicines. This is called the Medicines Use Review.
If you run out of medicines over a holiday or while you are away from home, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply.
If you run out of prescription medicines, you may be able to get an emergency supply without a prescription from a community pharmacist or supermarket pharmacy.
As of 1st April 2011, prescription charges are: