Services

Cohens Chemist offers a wide range of NHS & professional services.

Click here to find out what services are available in your area.

Alternatively, see below for more information.

NHS Services
Free Prescription Collection and Delivery Service
Your local Cohens Chemist offers a number of free services. Through our Prescription Collection & Delivery service we can order your prescription from your GP*, collect it and either deliver it to your home or ensure it is ready for you to collect at your convenience.
To start receiving this free service, ask at your local Cohens branch or sign up online.
Click HERE for more details.

 

*participating GP surgeries only – please contact your local branch for details

Repeat Medicines Service (RMS)
Do you need help remembering to order your medication? Let us take the hassle out of ordering your repeat prescriptions.

When you register for our Repeat Medicines Service we do all the work so you don’t have to lift a finger.
We will check what medicines you need, order your prescription from your GP*, collect it and let you know when it’s ready for collection.

Alternatively, you can take advantage of our Prescription Collection & Delivery Service and we will deliver it direct to your door, free of charge.
Click HERE for more details.

 

*participating GP surgeries only – please contact your local branch for details

Private Consultations
Meet your Pharmacist or healthcare professional for free advice and to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your medication. No appointment is needed and all are fully trained to provide expert advice on any health problem or ailment.
We offer private consultations so you can talk to our pharmacists about:

  • The medicines you are taking
  • Why you are taking them
  • How well they work for you
  • How to get the most out of them

 

You can ask for a medicines use review if:

  • You are regularly taking more than one prescription medicine.
  • You are taking medicines for a long term illness (like asthma, arthritis, diabetes or epilepsy).

 

Your Pharmacist will be happy to arrange a review meeting, just call into your local branch and speak to the Pharmacist

Minor Ailments
If you need a medicine or advice to treat a minor condition, you may be able to obtain this from your local Cohens Chemist instead of making an appointment with your GP. Some of our branches provide an NHS Minor Ailments scheme and so some medications can be supplied FREE of charge*.
Conditions covered include:

  • Hayfever
  • Threadworm
  • Cough and cold
  • Nappy rash
  • Eczema
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Headlice
  • Bites and Stings
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear Ache
  • Heartburn and Indigestion
  • Cystitis
  • Thrush
  • Sore throat

 

Please visit your local Cohens Chemist for more information on availability and for a list of conditions covered by this service if offered in your area.
*If you are under 16 or over 60 years of age, hold an NHS exemption certificate or receive certain benefits you may be able to receive treatment free of charge. NHS charges apply for other patients, but may still be a cost effective solution for treatment. You will be required to answer some questions about your health and other medical conditions before receiving any treatment.

Smoking Cessation

Do you want to stop smoking? If you need help to stop smoking and don’t have time to visit your GP, we can help!
Our pharmacists and support staff are able to provide you with advice and support FREE of charge. Recommendations of products to help you quit are also available.
Some of our branches also supply nicotine replacement therapies and/or prescription strength medications to help you quit without the need for a prescription*. A large number of our pharmacies also provide NHS funded smoking cessation services.
For more information, please visit your local Cohens Chemist today.
*This is a private service and charges may apply.
Medicine Use Reviews (MUR)

A medicines use review is an appointment with a pharmacist to focus on how you are getting on with your medicines. It is an NHS service, so you do not need to pay for it.
The meeting is to:

  • Help you to find out more about the medicines you are taking
  • Pick up any problems you are having with your medicines
  • Improve the effectiveness of your medicines

For more information, please visit your local Cohens Chemist today.

New Medicine Service (NMS)

If you have recently been prescribed a new medication it is important that you understand what the medicine is for, how to take it safely and what to look out for in the event that you experience side effects.
Your pharmacist can talk to you about any medicines that you have been prescribed, but you may be eligible to receive this free NHS service if you have been prescribed medicines to treat the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hypertension
  • Anti-coagulant

 

For more information on how to get the most from your medicines or to discuss your newly prescribed medication, please visit your local Cohens Chemist today.

Blood Pressure Testing

Did you know that as many as five million people are undiagnosed with high blood pressure in the UK?
High blood pressure causes strain on your blood vessels, which can lead to the narrowing of the vessels, blood clots and an increased risk of heart disease.
If the following describes your lifestyle you may be at risk:

  • Eating too much salt
  • Not eating enough fruit and vegetables
  • Not completing enough exercise
  • Being overweight
  • Drinking too much alcohol

 

Checking your blood pressure is quick, easy and non-invasive and can be done by a member of our team without an appointment.
To receive a blood pressure check, please visit your local Cohens Chemist today.

Support with medications

Cohens Chemist believe in supporting independent living for disabled people, or those with special needs who may experience problems with taking their medicines.
If you’re eligible for this service, your local Cohen’s pharmacist will assess your knowledge and use of medicines and, based on the information gathered, will invite you or your carer to discuss the different types of support available to help you take your medicines as intended.
The kind of support you may receive includes:

  • Medicines reminder charts
  • Medication Administration Record (MAR) charts
  • Medicines labels in larger fonts
  • Monitored Dosage Systems (these have the days of the week written on them to help ensure that the medicine is taken on the correct day and at the correct time)

 

For more information, please visit your local Cohens Chemist today.

EHC and sexual health

EHC is commonly known as the ‘morning-after pill’. If you’ve had unprotected sex, taking the morning-after pill within a few days can help to prevent pregnancy. The pill can also be effective if you have used contraception but, for example, have forgotten to take your usual contraceptive pills or the condom split during sex.
If you need EHC* or would like to talk to someone in confidence about any sexual health concerns, please visit your local Cohens Chemist.
Some of our branches are able to undertake a confidential consultation and provide the morning after pill free of charge on the NHS funded Emergency contraception service thereby saving you time, money and reducing the need to visit the GP. Most women under the age of 24 will qualify for this free service, but in some areas the NHS has set a different age restrictions – please speak to your local pharmacist for more details**
*This is a private service and charges may apply. You will be required to answer some questions about your health and other medical conditions before receiving any treatment.
**You will be required to answer some questions about your health and other medical conditions before receiving any treatment.

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