Welcome To Staffordshire and Stoke Pharmacies

Staffordshire and Stoke Pharmacies provide information on community pharmacies in the following areas:

  • North Staffordshire
  • Stoke On Trent
  • Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Stafford and Surrounds
  • Cannock Chase
  • East Staffordshire
  • South East Staffordshire and Seisdon
  • You will also find links to Shropshire and Telford for some services
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Services

  • Minor Ailments Services to reduce waiting times in GP practices;
  • Service to provide treatment for Water Infections and Impetigo;
  • Emergency hormonal contraception;
  • Help if you run out of your prescription medication;
  • Supervising consumption of Methadone or Buprenorphine;
  • Needle Exchange Schemes for those wishing to practice safer injecting.
  • Lifestyle advice such as: Stop smoking advice; Weight management advice; Some pharmacies may offer screening services (e.g. for diabetes, high blood pressure etc.);
  • Provide special medicines on prescription for the terminally ill.  Across Stoke and Staffordshire certain pharmacies which are open longer hours have been selected to hold these medicines in stock to help those with prescriptions to access them.  You can find a list of these pharmacies by clicking here

What you can expect from your local pharmacy

Pharmacies sit right in the heart of our communities, and are trusted, professional and competent partners in supporting individuals, families and the wider communities health. Your local pharmacy can offer a wide range of services by a highly trained and skilled team of pharmacy staff. Pharmacies can offer easy access, flexibility and staff that are committed to making a real difference to your health. You can access free NHS services conveniently without making appointments.

 

Around £6 million of medicine is returned unused to pharmacies every year across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Vast amounts of medicines have to be destroyed because they can’t be used by anyone else.The NHS hasn’t got this money to spare. We need every penny to provide healthcare.

We are asking pharmacies, GP practices and everyone who takes or orders medicines to play their part in making sure that we don’t waste money in this way.

Medicines Matter is a pledge we can all make to reduce this waste.

The facts about wasted medicines

  • Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent around £6 million each year is wasted on medicines which people are prescribed that they don’t use.
  • £2.4 million in South Staffordshire
  • £2.7m in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
  • £0.8m in East Staffordshire
  • Unwanted medicines can’t be used by other people unless you return them before you leave the pharmacy, so please don’t order more than you need.

How can you help?

  • As members of the public, we can all help by signing up to the following pledges
  • I will check what medicines I have before ordering more
  • I will check my bag of medicines as soon as it’s given to me and hand  back any I don’t need.
  • I will let my GP practice or pharmacy know if I don’t need any of my medicines.

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