We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and efficient wholesaler service that enables us to prepare and complete prescriptions promptly.
Repeat Prescription Service
Patients that have prescribed medications on a regular basis will be entered onto their doctors repeat prescription scheme. This means they can request specific medicines when they have nearly run out. We dispense NHS repeat prescriptions which have been issued by the doctor. You can request for your repeat prescription directly through us, either by giving us a call, dropping in a repeat prescription form or by using our online repeat prescription service. You can find this by clicking Repeat Prescriptions in the green bar on the far right of this page.
All medicines are dispensed in child proof containers unless you request otherwise. Please remember: Keep all medicines out of reach and sight of children. Our pharmacist can advice you on safe storage of medicines.
Health Advice & Self-care
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments, in private if required. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle, for example, advice on how to stop smoking or on leading a healthy diet. If we do not think we are the best source of advice on a particular topic, we can direct you to another source which is.
Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we can dispose of them safely.
"I have been coming to Chess Pharmacy, formally Garlicks Chemist, for 20 years. They have never let me down. They are always at the end of the phone to help me with any issues I have and are extremely efficient, friendly and reliable"
Medicine Use Reviews
You can make an appointment with our pharmacist to discuss how you are getting on with your regular medicines. It will allow you to learn more about your medicines and ask any questions you may have.If you are having any difficulties taking your medicines our pharmacist may be able to help. For more information on this service, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our staff.
NHS New Medicine Service
When you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, the pharmacist will support you to use the medicine safely and to the best effect.
The Pharmacist will talk to you approximately two weeks after you first recieve the medicine to see how you are getting on with it and to discuss any problems or questions you may have. A second follow-up will occur around a month later. This service is only available to patients using certain medicines. Our pharmacist will be able to give you further details and offer this free NHS service if you are eligible for it.
Prescription Delivery Service
We offer a completely free prescription delivery service to ALL housebound patients within the area. Our regular delivery driver will deliver your prescription to your door when required. To find out more about this service just give us a call!
Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive
We offer a completely confidential and discrete service of the morning after pill. Our pharmacist will happily assist you objectively in one of our consultation rooms.
Blood Glucose/Pressure Testing
We offer free blood sugar and blood pressure testing between 4pm and 6pm, Monday - Friday. We conduct the tests privately within one of our consultation rooms. One of our fully trained members of staff will be able to advise you on your results and help guides will be provided free of charge.
Stop Smoking Clinic
We offer NHS stop smoking services. On a one-to-one basis a fully qualified stop-smoking adviser will help you through the process of braking the habbit. We provide all related medication including patches, gums and inhalators. All prices for the medication are based upon NHS prescription charges. If you do not pay for your prescriptions you may be exempt from these charges. For any questions or queries, or to enroll on this service pop in or give us a call.
During season-specific months we offer the flu vaccination which is carried out by our fully qualified pharmacists. Prices vary. If you are interested in this service feel free to get in touch.
If you have any questions, queries or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us!