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Rabies vaccine for travelling abroad

Recently the Travel Health Pro website issued a reminder about rabies. Rabies occurs in warm-blooded mammals and is transmitted to humans, most often by a bite or scratch from an infected animal, usually a dog. Although rabies does not occur in Great Britain, it is present on all continents, except Antarctica, with over 95 percent of human deaths occurring in the Asia and Africa regions. Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms appear. If you do get bitten abroad then disease is preventable if the correct treatment is provided quickly, but in... Read More


Health requirements for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims

The Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued requirements and recommendations for visitors traveling to Saudi Arabia for the purposes of Umrah, Hajj, or seasonal works in Hajj and Umrah areas during the 1440H (2019G). Pilgrims over two years of age who intend to undertake Hajj or Umrah and seasonal workers, are required to provide proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease ACW135Y to obtain a visa for entry in to KSA. A conjugate ACW135 meningococcal vaccine should have been administered not less than 10 days prior... Read More

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Reporting side-effects makes medicines safer

Medicines are safe, but sometimes people get side-effects. The leaflet inside your medicine gives you more information about what you can expect. If you do suffer from a side-effect then you or one of our pharmacists can report this online. Did you know that reporting side-effects makes medicines safer and prevents future harm to patients? This results in safer prescribing and use of medicines and protects public health. To report a side-effect, go to the Yellow card website and follow the instructions on the screen. Alternatively if you prefer call into... Read More

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Hay fever injection – when nothing else works

Are you struggling with Hay fever?  If you have tried everything and are still suffering,  a Hay fever injection may be the treatment for you.   What does the treatment involve and how does it work? This is a gluteal injection (muscle at the top of your buttock) of a long acting steroid medicine. The treatment aims to relieve symptoms for three months. Whilst this treatment is not for everyone, it is popular with people with severe symptoms and where other treatments have not worked. Many of our patients return... Read More

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Prescription medicine discontinued because the NHS can no longer afford it?

Have you had a prescription medicine discontinued because the NHS can no longer afford it? If so then we offer a private prescribing service for selected medicines. How does this work? You will have a consultation with one of our pharmacists. This will ensure that the medicine that you are requesting is suitable for you. We will also ensure that our prescribing pharmacists have the relevant clinical experience to prescribe the item for you. We can prescribe medicines for: Acid reflux Hay fever Pain relief gel Erectile dysfunction Calcium and... Read More


Frontline upto 50% off – get ready to protect your pets this summer

Get ready to protect your cats and dogs against fleas and ticks this summer, with up to 50% off Frontline products. Prevention of fleas is better than cure – start treatment now To protect your pets against fleas and ticks this summer start treatment now. Although fleas are more noticeable in the summer months, we recommend that you treat your pets all year round to prevent infection. There are three key reasons why prevention is better than cure. It can take 3 months to get on top of a flea... Read More


In the media, daily aspirin – not work the risk

Some of our staff have been read about aspirin in the media. The article in the Telegraph is entitled Daily aspirin ‘not worth the risk’ So what are the facts? This post gives you more information.   What are the risks and benefits of Aspirin Aspirin slows the ability of the blood to form clots. This means it can reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots causing heart attacks and strokes. However, it also increases the risk of serious bleeding, such as bleeding of blood vessels in the brain or gut.... Read More


Keep warm, keep well

It’s just 3 degrees near our Newark Pharmacies today. So we are thinking about keeping warm. Did you know that when the temperature drops to below 8C, some people are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, flu, pneumonia, falls and hypothermia? This post tells you more about what you can do keep warm and keep well. Who is most at risk? Some people are more at risk of becoming ill during cold weather than others, you are most vulnerable if: you’re 65 or older you’re on a low income... Read More

Dry January

Many of our patients and customers have been doing Dry January. You may have heard about this campaign in the media. It may have got you thinking about how much you drink. So how much can you drink, without affecting your health and what can you drink if you are off alcohol but bored of fruit juice and cola? This blog aims to give you more information. How much can you drink? The government brought out new guidance in 2016 and this advises that: to keep health risks from drinking... Read More