NHS Pharmacy Services in Wigtownshire Pilot to Improve Access to on Sundays

The pilot scheme aims to improve Sunday access to pharmacy services is set to be introduced in Wigtownshire continues.

Everyone is encouraged to ask themselves whether a pharmacist might be able to resolve their health issue or problem before they make a GP appointment or seek help through out of hours services.

The latest Pharmacy Sunday Rota, which will involve a number of pharmacies in Stranraer and Newton Stewart, will aim to ensure cover throughout the weekend over the next few months in Wigtownshire.

Use of this service will be monitored to establish the continued need of Sunday Pharmacy Opening.

Minor Ailments Anyone can go to their pharmacy for advice and treatment for minor ailments. Children, people over 60 or on certain benefits may not need to pay for their treatment if the pharmacist thinks they need it for:

• Skin conditions e.g. acne, athlete’s foot, cold sores, eczema, warts/verrucae
• Minor illness e.g. coughs, colds and sore throats, diarrhoea, constipation, earache, headache, indigestion, pain
• Others including allergies, haemorrhoids, head lice, thrush, threadworms

Urinary Tract Infections
Pharmacists can now provide advice and/or free treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in women aged 16 – 64 years experiencing the following symptoms:
• Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine,
• Needing to pass urine frequently and/or urgently
• Passing excessive or large quantities of urine
Your pharmacist will ask about your symptoms to give you the right advice. There are some exclusions that may prevent your pharmacist from treating you and they may refer you to a doctor.

Urgent Supply of Medicines
Have you run out of your prescribed medicines and your surgery is closed or a GP is not available? The pharmacist may, depending on the medicine, be able to provide you with an urgent supply. Ask your pharmacist for advice.

Pharmacies offer a range of other NHS services, including supply of Emergency Hormonal Contraception, provision of a 12 week Smoking Cessation Programme (including treatment if appropriate), a Gluten Free Food Service for people diagnosed with coeliac disease and a Chronic Medication Service supporting patients with long term conditions. Ask at your pharmacy for more information on the services they provide.

So make sure you think Pharmacy First before contacting the GP or Out of Hours Service. The rota for the next 3 months is shown below:
 

 Date
Pharmacy
Telephone
4th November 2018
Boots Newton Stewart
01671 402 226
11th November 2018
Lloyds Stranraer
01776 702 201
18th November 2018
Welcome Pharmacy, Newton Stewart
01671 403 040
25th November 2018
Boots Stranraer
01776 707 224
2nd December 2018
Boots Newton Stewart
01671 402 226
9th December 2018
Lloyds Stranraer
01776 702 201
16th December 2018
Welcome Pharmacy, Newton Stewart
01671 403 040
23rd December 2018
Boots Stranraer
01776 707 224
30th December 2018
Boots Newton Stewart
01671 402 226
6th January 2019
Lloyds Stranraer
01776 702 201
13th January 2019
Welcome Pharmacy, Newton Stewart
01671 403 040
20th January 2019
Boots Stranraer
01776 707 224
27th January 2019
Boots Newton Stewart
01671 402 226
3rd February 2019
Lloyds Stranraer
01776 702 201
10th February 2019
Welcome Pharmacy, Newton Stewart
01671 403 040
17th February 2019
Boots Stranraer
01776 707 224
24th February 2019
Boots Newton Stewart
01671 402 226
3rd March 2019
Lloyds Stranraer
01776 702 201
10th March 2019
Welcome Pharmacy, Newton Stewart
01671 403 040
17th March 2019
Boots Stranraer
01776 707 224
24th March 2019
Boots Newton Stewart
01671 402 226
31st March 2019
Lloyds Stranraer
01776 702 201
7th April 2019
Welcome Pharmacy, Newton Stewart
01671 403 040
14th April 2019
Boots Stranraer
01776 707 224

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