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What we have to say about your health and well being
Spring has sprung upon us!
With this also comes a different healthcare challenge - hayfever.
Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen. Pollen is a fine powder released by plants.
Hayfever is quite a common allergic reaction which can affect as many as 30% of the world's population.
Allergies that result in hayfever...
Hay fever and travel advice
The weather is improving and the days are getting longer, sure signs that summer is on its way, for many of us it can bring misery in the form of hayfever.
Here at the Riverside Pharmacy we can advise on the right medication to help relieve the symptoms.
Come in and see our staff and Pharmacists...
Consult and Treat
Our Pharmacist Chris Mulimba now offers the new Consult and Treat service.
This is a method of getting private prescriptions (charges will apply) for some conditions if you can't see your GP.
For more information please got to the following...
Use of Statins
As you may have read in the news that statins have an important role in reducing cardiovascular risks depending on your age, sex, weight and lifestyle. If you think that they may be of benefit to you or need further information about statins come in and have a chat with our pharmacists.
Unsure about seeing your Doctor?
Sometimes we can think that something isn't serious enough to bother the doctor with but you would still like some advice, here at The Riverside Pharmacy we can help.
Our staff can help with finding the right medication for your symptoms, give advice about treating your symptoms and also tell you...
Happy New Year
Christmas is now finished for another year and your thoughts may be on the approaching new year.
You may now be thinking about your New Year resolutions.
Here at The Riverside Pharmacy we can help you make a start with some of your New Year's resolutions.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
We would like to wish all our customers
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Here at the Riverside Pharmacy our pharmacists can supply emergency contraception. The cost of this to buy in store is £25 or free with a prescription.
The person requiring this service must attend the pharmacy in person, it can not be supplied to a third party.
This is a fully confidential...
We shall be open over the Christmas period.
Christmas Day 10am-11am
Boxing Day 10am-6pm
New Year's Day 10am-6pm
All other times as normal
Not had your flu vaccination this year?
Call in to find out more about this service or to book an appointment.
You can contact us on 01529 301830 or email customercare@theriverside pharmacy.co.uk.
We are open Monday -Saturday 7am-10pm
Ask Your Pharmacist
The National Pharmacy Association's 'Ask Your Pharmacist Week' has now come to an end, that doesn't mean you can't still ask your pharmacist.
Come in and speak to us about
Minor health concerns
ASK YOUR PHARMACIST- SIDE EFFECTS
Worried about side effects?
A side effectis an unintendedreactionthat occurs to a medicine at doses normally used for treatment that, in some cases, can cause harm to a patient. All medicines can cause side effects, also known as adverse drug reactions (ADRs), which can range in severity from...
ASK YOUR PHARMACIST- MEDICINE USE REVIEW
Medicines Use Review
If you are taking two or more prescribed medicines for a long term condition, the NHS Medicines Use Review, also known as a medicine check up or medicine MOT is another free NHS service that can help you get maximum benefit from your medicines.
This service is available...
ASK YOUR PHARMACIST- MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT AND ALCOHOL ADVICE
Maintaining a healthy weight
Your local pharmacy team can help you to maintain a healthy weight by providing you with:
Information on the risks of being overweight and obese
Tips and advice on diet and exercise
Information on fitness classes in your area
Healthy eating and nutritional...
ASK YOUR PHARMACIST- NEW MEDICINE SERVICE
The New Medicine Service
If you are prescribed a new medicine for the first time for either an existing or newly-diagnosed health problem, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called The New Medicine Service (NMS),...
ASK YOUR PHARMACIST-STOP SMOKING
More than 400 people quit smoking every month with the help of NHS counselling in community pharmacies. As well as being in a position to advise on the most appropriate form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), they will be able to share with you the benefit of their...
The stoptober campaign will soon be coming to an end. Do you have a success story? Leave us a comment to tell us your story. It would be great to hear from you and you might inspire someone to give it a go!
Thinking about giving up smoking but not sure where to start come in and see us. We can...
Sleaford Stay Local Day 26th October 2013
The Riverside Pharmacy will be supporting the Sleaford Stay Local Campaign.
We shall be offering 10% discount on all full price non prescription items.
If you pre book to have a flu vaccination on that day, you will also recieve 10% discount on the cost, which is usually £8.99.
You may have heard about E-Cigarettes in the news, but what are they?
Electronic cigarettes are an alternative to real cigarettes but in theory have less side effects.
You can get them as disposable or rechargeable.
Disposable E-Cigarettes have a limited life and once used a new one is...
FOCUS ON HEALTH- COUGHS AND COLDS
In this edition of the blog we are going to look at coughs and colds, what they are, how to deal with them and why you should see your Pharmacist.
Coughs and Colds
As winter draws near the incidence of coughs and colds will unfortunately rise.
Coughing is the body's natural reaction to get...
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
New continuous cough and/or
loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible