Your local Pharmacy can help you
Guest article by Mark Donaghy, Kamsons Pharmacy
Local pharmacies are a great source of help, support and advice for carers. If you need advice on prescribed medicines or on what over-the-counter medicines you can take, then your pharmacy team can help you.
Medicines Counter Assistants in pharmacies are all trained to advise, and they will ask the pharmacist to speak with you if necessary. Carers will be entitled to a free NHS flu vaccine from their local pharmacy from September 2023 and anyone over 40 not already being treated for blood pressure can have a free NHS blood pressure test at their local pharmacy.
If you run out of your medicines and cannot get a repeat prescription in time, then you can phone 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk to ask them to refer you to a pharmacy for an NHS funded emergency supply of your medication, at the discretion of the pharmacist.
At Kamsons Pharmacy we can help by offering free local delivery of medicines from our pharmacies. Just pop in or phone your local Kamsons Pharmacy to ask. The easiest way to reorder your prescribed medicines is by using the NHS App. If you have a smartphone or a computer, you can see your GP record and reorder prescriptions at nhsapp.service.nhs.uk. You can choose which pharmacy will receive your prescription.
Kamsons Pharmacy and the Carers Card
Did you know Kamsons Pharmacy is one of the offers on our East Sussex Carers Card?
Carers can receive a 10% discount on retail items (not prescription charges). Kamsons have 14 branches across East Sussex, all signed up to the Carers Card in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings, Peacehaven, Polegate, Stone Cross, Telescombe Cliffs, Uckfield, Willingdon.
For full addresses visit their website: www.kamsons.co.uk/branches
To sign up for your free Carers Card, or to view the other offers available, visit www.cftc.org.uk/carerscard
Local pharmacies are currently under a lot of pressure due to cuts in funding. Over 700 have closed nationally. Local pharmacies need your support. Please visit saveourpharmacies.co.uk to add your support to the campaign.
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