NHS Services

Medicine Use Review

You can request a Medicine Use Review with Summersdale Pharmacy at any time, or a member of our Pharmacy Team may ask you to participate in an M.U.R. if we feel you could benefit from this service.

Other healthcare professionals, including your G.P. may also suggest that your pharmacist carries out an M.U.R. with you.During the Medicine Use Review you will speak privately with our Pharmacist to discuss how best to manage your medication and examine issues directly relating to your medicines such as:

  • How well are your symptoms controlled?
  • What are your medicines for?
  • How do they work?
  • What is the best way to take them?
  • What is the best time to take them?
  • What is a particular medicine for?
  • How do you improve your inhaler technique?

We are pleased to offer this service, as it allows you easy access to crucial knowledge about your medicines, whilst ensuring you to get the best results from them.

Medicine Management

Summersdale Pharmacy provides a free private and personal review to help our customers manage and understand their medication better.

Our Medicine Management service will be of particular benefit to those customers who take multiple medications on a regular basis, perhaps treating several different medical conditions. If you feel you could benefit from a review of your medication you will find the meeting with the Pharmacist relaxed, helpful and informative.

A Medicines Management Review is an ideal opportunity for both you and our Pharmacist to discuss your overall medication needs in a friendly and informal way in a private consultation room within our pharmacy. We will chat about

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

Medicines work in different ways. Some are taken before you eat to allow them to get into your system quickly.
Some won’t work properly if they are taken with certain foods and herbal remedies or with other medicines.
Some medicines must be taken with or after food because they may otherwise irritate your stomach.
Some should not be crushed because they need to be released into your system slowly, and crushing them could allow them to get into your system too fast.

After a review, we may find that certain medications are no longer required or that they should be taken at a different time of the day or perhaps in a different way.

For a free Medicine Review speak to our Pharmacist or contact us online or by phone.

Discharge Medicines Service

If you’re about to go into hospital, or have just left hospital or another care setting, Summersdale Pharmacy can help to aid your recovery with our free Discharge Medicines Review service.

Our experienced pharmacy team are well qualified to help you manage your medications and understand the changes to your medication regime which have come about as a result of your stay in hospital.

To benefit from this service either you or someone acting on your behalf will need to provide us with a copy of your Hospital Discharge Papers. The service is a three step process.

Step One

The first step will take place shortly after you are discharged when the pharmacy receives an electronic referral from the hospital. We check it against any medication information we have about you.

Step Two

When the first prescription arrives after your discharge from hospital, we will review your prescription alongside your discharge papers making sure that your prescription records are updated with any new information arising as a result of your hospitalisation.

Step Three

Involves either a phone call or a meeting in person within our pharmacy’s consultation room. Typically taking 5 to 10 minutes, we will also explain how and when you should take any new medication and draw to your attention any possible side effects.
This provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions about your medication or raise any concerns you may have.

For further information please speak to a member of our pharmacy team.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

Summersdale Pharmacy participates in the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) a NHS pharmacy referral service

Have you run out of your medication?

Do you need advice and treatment for a minor ailment?

Then our pharmacy team can help under the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service. This is an NHS pharmacy referral service where you can receive advice and treatment for a range of minor ailments as well as obtaining an emergency supply of medicine 

For further information please speak to a member of our pharmacy team.

New Medicine Service

Summersdale Pharmacy can advise patients who have been prescribed new medicines and who need further advice on when and how to take them properly.

A member of our pharmacy team may recommend the service or you can ask them about it if you’ve been given a new medicine to treat any of the following conditions

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure

You also will qualify if you have been given a new blood-thinning medicine

During a private consultation we can also advise on potential side effects you may experience when taking the medication.

Joining the scheme is easy and it is free. Please speak to a member of our pharmacy team and once onboard the are 3 steps under the scheme.

1. When you start your medicine

This involves a conversation between you and one of our pharmacists when you first start your medicine, during which and ask any questions you may have about it including finding out about any potential side effects.

2 A follow up appointment

This usually will take place a couple of weeks after you start your new medication and will take approximately 15 minutes. This will be your opportunity to raise any concerns or problems you are experiencing and we can help find solutions to those issues including recommending lifestyle changes which may help to make your medicine more effective

3 A final appointment

During your final appointment approximately two weeks later, together we review how you are getting on with your medicine and make further recommendations if necessary.

The New Medicine Service ends, but don’t worry. We will always be here to provide advise on your medicines when you need help.

For further information please speak to a member of our pharmacy team.

Minor Ailments

Our pharmacists are trained and qualified to treat minor ailments without need for a doctor’s appointment saving you valuable time.

And the great news is that when we treat your minor ailment you don’t even need to book an appointment – just come to the dispensary and ask to speak to the Pharmacist. We will be able to advise you if the minor ailment affecting you, can be treated free under the Minor Ailment Scheme.

Whilst in most cases the treatment recommended by our Pharmacist will cure your condition it is important that if your symptoms persist you seek further advice from the Pharmacist or GP. If you choose to visit your GP always let the Doctor know you have been treated by our Pharmacy and the treatment we recommended.

For further information please speak to a member of our pharmacy team.

Disposal & Recycling

Summersdale Pharmacy can safely dispose of out date medication and recycle the packaging where appropriate to do so.

If you have just opened your medicine cupboard or drawer and wonder how you have managed to accumulate all those unused and out of date medicines, or perhaps you are clearing the contents of a loved one’s home and don’t know what to do with medication that is no longer needed, then you are not alone and help is at hand.

Disposing of drugs in general waste can be dangerous. We offer a free service which gives you the complete reassurance that disposal of your unused medication will not cause harm when left in our professional hands.

Smoking Cessation

Here at Summersdale Pharmacy we care about your long term health and if you are a smoker who wants to quit, but think that you need help to kick the habit, our Stop Smoking Service might just be what you are looking for.

Our Pharmacy team is is specially trained to provide free expert help and advice to support you while you initially break the smoking habit and then to stay off cigarettes for good. To help you break your nicotine addiction we may recommend Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). This comes in many different forms including patches and gum and it is important that the right option is chosen to suit your individual needs.

Evidence has shown that if you take part in a Stop Smoking Service that combines advice and support with NRT you are 4 times more likely to quit compared to using willpower alone. This is how the 12 week Stop Smoking programme works:

Initial Consultation
The first consultation with our pharmacist or specially trained advisor takes around 15 minutes. During this time we will agree a quit date and work out the best way for you to quit and learn about the programme.

Week 1
Before or on your agreed date you will visit the pharmacy, have a 5 minute consultation and if recommended, pick up your first week’s supply of NRT.

Weeks 2 to 12
After that you can return to the Pharmacy every week for up to 12 weeks to pick up your supply of NRT.



Summersdale Pharmacy has helped many customers find the best ostomy products to match their particular needs.

Having a urostomy or colostomy bag fitted is without doubt a life changing experience but we know from the many customers who we have helped that once a personal solution has been established, life goes on pretty much as normal.

If we can assist you in any way please speak to the Pharmacist or contact us to make an appointment. Urostomy and Colostomy care, in partnership with the other Healthcare Professionals involved in our customers treatment, forms a very specialised part of our healthcare services.

Ask the Pharmacist

Remember our healthcare professionals are here to help and provide confidential healthcare advice. So whatever your needs … we would love to see you in person or talk to you by phone to answer any question you may have

This website provides information, not medical advice. Medical information can be subject to change therefore information displayed must never be used as an alternative to, or replacement for, advice given by a qualified medical professional.