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EpiPen advice

EpiPens are currently hard to source. So what can you do if your EpiPen is about to date expire? This post gives you more information. Problems in the production of EpiPen, the biggest brand of adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) on the market, have led to a shortage. The distributors, Mylan, say supply problems were due to manufacturing issues. There are other brands of adrenaline autoinjector pens, Jext and Emerade, but there has also been a shortage of the alternative AAIs prescribed in the UK as demand for them has increased Some... Read More

Why have a flu vaccine

Here at Evans Pharmacy we are passionate about flu vaccines. We think that everyone should have one. That is why we give flu vaccines to our own staff. This post tells you a bit more about why. What is flu? Flu is a viral respiratory infection. It spreads easily from person to person; at home, at school, at work, at the supermarket, on the train. It gets passed on when someone who already has flu coughs or sneezes through the air by droplets, or it can be spread by hands... Read More

Blog of our new build at Ruddington – regular updates

Hi all, We are building a new shop at Ruddington.  We shall be having regular video updates of how the work is progressing. Please keep checking back to see the progress. And hopefully, the commentary, shaky camerawork, and bad editing will improve before the new build is completed Ruddington Blog #1  

Flu vaccine for students before term starts

There are lot of reasons why students should have a flu vaccine. University life is busy so you don’t want to waste time being ill. Being ill can mean that you get behind on assignments and miss out on socialising. Infection can  spread quickly in halls of residence and shared accommodation. So we are recommending that students have a flu vaccine before the start of term. We have stocks of vaccines from 15th September. Private and NHS vaccination service available from 15th September We can offer those who are over... Read More

NHS flu vaccines available from our pharmacies from 15th September

We are able to provide free of charge NHS flu vaccines for those in NHS priority groups. We expect our vaccine stock to arrive from 15th September 2018. You can contact one of our pharmacies to reserve your vaccine now. We can offer this efficient service at a time that is convenient to you. People at risk of complications of flu entitled to a free NHS vaccine from one of our pharmacies The NHS recognises that the following groups are at greater risk of complications for flu infection. We can... Read More

Does my child need to stay off school? Can I treat them with over-the-counter-medicines?

Many children are going back to school in the next few weeks. One of the most common questions parents ask is about infections. Parents often want to know when they need to keep children off school and when they can treat their children with over the counter medicines. This post gives you more information about common infections. Our information is based on the Public Health England Guidance on Infection control in schools and other childcare settings, updated earlier this year. Chickenpox Chickenpox has a sudden onset with fever, runny nose,... Read More

Be clear on Cancer

This month our pharmacies are supporting the NHS England Be Clear on Cancer campaign. It focuses on spotting bladder and kidney cancers early. This post tells you more about the symptoms that you should look out for. About bladder and kidney cancer. Around 19,100 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year. Both cancers affect men and women, although they are more common in men. Bladder and kidney cancers can affect people of all ages but are most common in people over 50. Things that increase... Read More

Stay hydrated to protect your kidneys

Over the next month, our pharmacies will be focusing on giving you information to stay hydrated to protect your kidneys.  Did you know that about one in five people admitted to hospital each year as an emergency has acute kidney injury?   What is acute kidney injury? Kidneys are important to our wellbeing. They look after our bodies through the production of urine to get rid of excess water and toxins. Acute kidney injury is a sudden and recent reduction in a person’s kidney function. It is not caused as... Read More