Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
BELFAST BT4 1NU
028 9065 6576

Health+Pharmacy

Advice and help at your local pharmacy

We all know that you can pick up a prescription or buy a cough bottle at a pharmacy, but did you know even if you do not need a medicine that pharmacies can still improve your health and wellbeing? Your local pharmacy can help keep you healthy now and into the future.

 

Most Pharmacies already offer a stop smoking service. You can get help to lose weight and health checks in many pharmacies. The pharmacist can also provide treatment for minor ailments such as diarrhoea, head lice or athletes foot without seeing a doctor for a prescription. And of course they can provide expert advice on medicines. 

 

What is Health+Pharmacy?

The Health+Pharmacy scheme recognises the important role your local pharmacy has to play in keeping you, your family and your community healthy and well. To receive the award a Health+Pharmacy will have shown that it meets a variety of standards on issues such as staff training, the premises and working with a range of organisations to support health and wellbeing.

 

Many community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are aiming to become a Health+Pharmacy, so soon you won't need to travel far from your home, workplace ir favourite shopping street to find one.

 

What will I find in a Health+Pharmacy?

In addition to the usual things you expect to see in a pharmacy, like the medicines counter and a place to get your prescriptions, there will also be an area to pick up information and leaflets, and a place where you can talk to the pharmacist in privacy. The products sold will promote you and your family's health and wellbeing. The staff will be able to advise you about health services available in the local area and those offered within the pharmacy. 

 

How will the staff help me?

Every Health+Pharmacy will have a specially trained health and wellbeing adviser. Together with the pharmacist and the other staff they will healp you on the road to meeting your health goals. They may offer you tailored help in the pharmacy such as a stop smoking programme. Or they might point you in the direction of other people in your local area who can support you such as clinics or self-help groups.

 

You might also see the pharmacy staff out and about more, working in local community groups or at the local school. They are there to spread the Health+Pharmacy message using their expert knowledge and skills. If you are a member of a local group, feel free to approach your pharmacist to see if they can do something for your group.

 

Pharmacies are open longer than many other health services, from early mornings to late nights. You don't need an appointment for advice or for most services, but you can make one if you want to and you can always phone if need be.

 

Advice from a Health+Pharmacy is free and you do not have to buy anything or take up any services if you do not want to. HSC services such as smoking cessation programmes are free to patients who qualify. 

 

Contact

UCA President
president@uca.org.uk

Adrienne Clugston, Executive Committee & Membership
adrienne@uca.org.uk

Kate McKittrick, Prescription Payment Support
coding@uca.org.uk

Lindsey Jackson, General Enquiries
info@uca.org.uk

Mairead Conlon, Representation Pharmacist
mairead@uca.org.uk

Natalie Calder, Administrative Assistant
support@uca.org.uk

UCA Office

Ulster Chemists' Association
Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
BELFAST
BT4 1NU

Tel:  028 9065 6576
Fax:  028 9065 1137

 

Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm