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Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Surgery at Barnton Pharmacy 

New Pharmacy Service Mondays and Wednesdays 9.00am - 12.30pm Tel: 0131 339 3449

The aim of the Pharmacy Surgery is to allow patients access to treatment for various common clinical conditions such as ear ache, a sore throat and chest infections from a community pharmacy.

This exciting pilot allows patients from Cramond Surgery to go straight to Barnton pharmacy for assessment and treatment by a highly skilled pharmacist.

At the pharmacy, you will be assessed and examined if needed by one of the pharmacists who has had extra training on common clinical conditions and can also write prescriptions.

As this is a pilot, it is currently only running on Monday and Wednesday mornings at Barnton Pharmacy. You do not need an appointment. If the pharmacist is already seeing someone, you may have to wait.

Do I need to see a Doctor or a Pharmacist? (click here)

Conditions suitable for Signposting to Barnton Pharmacy (click here)

In addition Leanne and Sally at Barnton Pharmacy can do:

• Investigation of common clinical conditions
• Flu immunisation (non NHS)
• Full Travel clinic including Yellow Fever
• Weight management service (Lipotrim)

Likely developments in NHS Lothian in the near future

• Pharmacy PGD for Trimethoprim for uncomplicated UTIs in women.

All pharmacies in Scotland can do:

Minor ailments Service:
Assess symptoms for minor ailments (see leaflet) and provide appropriate over the counter medication on the NHS or refer on to an appropriate health care professional.
Including: Sticky eye > 1 year old

Public Health Services:
Smoking cessation
12 week service offering weekly face to face support and providing either nicotine replacement products or varenicline (champix).
Emergency Hormonal Contraception
Confidential access to both levonorgestrol and Ella one.
Up to 120 hours post coital Free of charge

Chronic medication service:
Serial prescriptions
For stable patients on regular repeat medication you can sign them off for 48 weeks on a serial prescription.
Pharmaceutical care
Pharmacists will be delivering care for patients on certain high risk meds e.g warfarin, methotrexate, lithium

Compliance aids (dosette boxes)
Patients must be assessed to ensure suitability of solution.
Many pharmacies will have a waiting list for assessing suitability, but may be able to help.

MAR charts
To aid carers in the administration of medication



 
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