The Pharmacy of 2021: More Than Just Prescriptions
In the modern world, pharmacies are an integral part of the UK’s healthcare sector. Gone are the days when your local pharmacy was reserved solely for the collection of prescriptions; as a result, you may be wondering how your pharmacy can help you.
Pharmacies now offer an impressive range of private and NHS services that may well save you a GP appointment. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t aware of the breadth of services now provided by pharmacies, meaning you might be missing out on the convenient healthcare hub you need. Let’s take a look at how we can help you at Newington Pharmacy, Edinburgh.
If you’re planning on heading out of the country and require proof of a negative test result, arranging appropriate COVID-19 testing is essential. However, travel isn’t the only reason you might need to obtain a private PCR test from your local Edinburgh pharmacy. Perhaps you’re an employer who needs PCR testing for staff members, or maybe you’re planning to visit a vulnerable friend or family member and want to be sure you’re keeping them safe.
At our Edinburgh pharmacy, we offer a choice of home or on-site tests for your convenience. If you’re in a rush, we can even provide testing with same-day results. You can find out more about PCR testing, as well as how you can book a test, in our previous blog post:
Whether you’re jetting off abroad for business or pleasure, it’s always a great idea to check you’re up to date with vaccinations and find out if there are any other precautions you need to take. By visiting one of the most popular travel clinics in Edinburgh, you can grant yourself the peace of mind that you’ve done everything you can to protect your travel health.
Our skilled pharmacists are expertly trained to remove earwax build-up or prescribe antibiotics to fight off pesky ear infections. Pop in today or give us a call to find out more information about this convenient private service. You can find out more about our earwax removal service here:
Emergency hormonal contraceptives are easily accessible at most pharmacies, including at our Edinburgh clinic. If you’ve had unprotected sex and wish to access the pill, pop in for a quick and easy consultation with a pharmacist.
Obtaining emergency hormonal contraceptives at your local pharmacy is a simple, hassle-free process. During your consultation, you will complete a short questionnaire before being provided with the pill best suited to your needs. If the pill is deemed unsuitable for any reason, we can refer you to another appropriate service.
Visit us to find out how our pharmacy can help today!
Other services offered at pharmacies like ours include weight loss and smoking cessation support, HPV vaccinations, hair loss services, private blood tests, vitamin B12 injections and, of course, prescriptions! Here at Newington pharmacy, we now also have an in-house Doctor, meaning we can offer private GP consultations, too.
We are also currently offering walk-in private flu jabs for £14.99; so, now you have the overview of our services: why not pop in to visit us? Our friendly pharmacists will always be happy to answer any questions you may have, providing quality healthcare for both you and your family.