NHS Kingston

Pharmacies

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There are 30 pharmacies with NHS contracts in Kingston.

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and how they work. They play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients.

How do I find a pharmacists?

A full list of pharmacies in Kingston is available from the left hand link. You can also use the service finder on the home page.

What services can I get at my pharmacist?

Pharamcists dispense your prescriptions, provide a range of services related to specific health issues and can give advice on healthy living and minor ailments.  

The services that may be available from your pharmacy are:

  • Emergency contraception
  • Truss fittings
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Needle exchange
  • Pregnancy testing

When should I go to my pharmacist?

Its worth bearing in mind that your pharmacist can also give health advice and avoid a trip to the GP. For example, for conditions like a runny nose, cough or headache, hangover, grazed knee or sore throat are best cured by over the counter medicine and plenty of rest at home.

You can talk to your pharmacists in confidence - even about the most personal symptoms and you don't need to make an appointment.

Minor ailments include:

  • Bugs and viruses
  • Minor injuries
  • Tummy troubles
  • Women's health
  • Skin conditions
  • Allergies
  • Aches and pains
  • Children's problems

What are the charges?

Prescription costs as of 1 April 2012

  • The current prescription charge is £7.65 (£15.30 per pair of elastic hosiery). Please note from April 1 2013 the single item prescription charge will rise to £7.85 (£15.70 per pair of elastic hosiery).
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.

A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 14 or more items are needed in 12 months.

What do I do in an emergency?

In an emergency, to find out which local pharmacies are open contact NHS 111, www.nhs.uk

 

 

 








Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8339 8000 or email NHS 111 NHS Choices