Check your blood pressure
The only way of knowing whether you have high blood pressure is to have a blood pressure test.
All adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 5 years. Getting this done is easy and could save your life.
You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:
You can also check your blood pressure yourself with a home blood pressure monitor.
We recommend that all adults should get a cholesterol check – no matter what your age or how healthy you feel.
Your cholesterol levels depend on your genes as well as your lifestyle, so the only way to know your cholesterol numbers is to get a check.
You can have your cholesterol tested in our pharmacy using a simple blood test. This is often a finger prick test, it’s quick, you only feel a small pinch, and the results can be checked there and then. Or, you might have a small blood sample taken from your arm using a needle and syringe, you will get the result immediately.
Come into our pharmacy for a confidential private diabetes and cholesterol test.
Nursing homes, General surgeries, Dental surgeries and other health establishments please call for details.
Everything from teething toys, milk bottles, baby food, accessories and bathing toiletries are always in stock, please search through our website or pop into one of our stores.
Head lice spread fast, especially with children in school, we can with head lice treatments and advice, pop in or call our pharmacy.
A wide range of homeopathic medicines and vitamins are available both in store and on our website. If you need advice on any please feel free to call us, or if you are in the local area please pop in for free advice.
Oxygen cylinder replacements, refill and disposal is available from our pharmacies
With the rules and guidelines regarding passport photos constantly changing, you need a reliable photo printing service that can be flexible and continuously adapt. Here at JP Pharmacy we are Passport photo and Photo ID specialists, and we give our guarantee of a professional service.
As well as Passport photos, we take ID Photos for proof of age, student cards, driving licences etc. Our service is offered to both adults and children of any age.
Our ID and Passport photos are taken and printed while you wait. You can preview your photo before it is printed so you are 100% satisfied.
It's easy to forget taking those important pills, we offer a pre-filled pill box service, each box compartment stores the pills you are meant to take for that day, you don't need to worry about forgetting whether or not you took that day's dosage. Contact us for details
You can carry out most pregnancy tests from the first day of a missed period. If you don't know when your next period is due, do the test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex.
Some very sensitive pregnancy tests can be used even before you miss a period, from as early as 8 days after conception.
You can do a pregnancy test in our pharmacy on a sample of urine collected at any time of the day. It doesn't have to be in the morning.
This service is confidential.
Wide range of reading glasses and sunglasses available instore.
We stock a wide range of safe slimming supplements.
The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats we have ever faced, killing more than 8 million people a year around the world. According to the NHS, in the UK alone, smoking kills over 80,000 people every year and a further 500,000 people are admitted into hospital as a direct result of smoking.
Smoking has been linked to countless conditions from depression, infertility and asthma, to the more serious conditions such as lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease. It’s really not surprising that this is the case when you consider how many harmful substances there are in a cigarette. They have thousands of different chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic (cancer causing), and examples of others being acetone (used as nail polish remover), lead and cadmium (a highly toxic metal.)
The truth of the matter is, we all know how bad smoking is for our health, and a majority of smokers will say that they want to quit but giving up can be hard. Especially without the right help and support. That’s where our friendly and professional staff come in!
There is now more support than ever before, not just in the form of information, but also products designed to reduce cravings and to fight off any of the horrible withdrawal symptoms. One of the developments has been the introduction of Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT.) There are a variety of NRT products available:
Smoking is addictive because of the nicotine in cigarettes. That is why it is hard to quit. By starting one or even a combination of the above therapies, they will give a smoker a dose of nicotine in their blood. This reduces the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings, whilst they break away from the psychological habit of smoking.
Our staff can advise you on the best way to kick your smoking habit. By coming in to our store our trained pharmacist will provide you with a free consultation, asking you questions such as how many cigarettes you smoke in a day and what triggers the need for a cigarette etc. By determining your ‘level of nicotine addiction’ the pharmacist will then be able to offer their advice on what they think would work best for you.
The pharmacist may even offer advice in other forms, for example, letting you know about any local support groups, advising you to take up a hobby or even suggesting a routine to start you off.
The benefit of having this support is that we are there 7 days a week whenever you need help, or even just a friendly professional to speak with. It is a proven fact that if you receive support while trying to stop smoking your chance for success is greatly increased.
Disability aids, walking sticks and mobility aids are available both in store and via special order, please contact us for details