Help with new medicines

Medicines at Arlington Road Pharmacy

When you start taking a medicine for the first time it can be a daunting and confusing experience.  At Arlington Road Pharmacy we can help you through this by providing you with advice and support through the New Medicine Service. 

The NHS New Medicine Service can help you if you have been newly prescribed a medicine to treat one of the following conditions:

  • Asthma and other respiratory diseases
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • You have been prescribed Warfarin or Clopidogrel or any medication to thin the blood
It is a  consultation between you and the pharmacist to discuss any concerns you might have about your medicines – for example side effects.

It can take place over the telephone or in the consultation room at Arlington Road Pharmacy. The first consultation will probably take about 15 minutes. You’ll get a telephone call a couple of weeks later (or call in to Arlington Road Pharmacy) to resolve any outstanding issues – or you can at that point be referred back to your GP if you decide you need more help. 

Remember – this service is FREE on the NHS and appointments are not always necessary.

There are other medicines advice services available from Arlington Road Pharmacy. If you are taking two or more prescribed medicines for a long term medical condition, the NHS Medicines Use Review is another free NHS service that can help you get maximum benefit from your medicines.

To arrange an appointment or a telephone consultation please call us on 01323 736 279 / 01323 731 058 repeat prescription or come in and see us at Arlington Road Pharmacy.