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Dispensing Services

Dispensing Services
Emergency Dispensing at Coldean Pharmacy
At night, on Sundays, and Public Holidays, the doctor may mark your prescription "Urgent" and can make arrangements to get it dispensed. In exceptional circumstances the local Police may be able to help.
Emergency Supplies
If you are unable to get to your doctor and require a prescription medicine in an emergency, we may be able to help.
Out of hours dispensing
For details of Sunday, Public Holidays, and Evening Rotas, see notices on our wall, surgeries and the local press.
As your local community pharmacy, we can offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family.
Essential Services
As your local community pharmacy, we can offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family.
Emergency Dispensing
At night, on Sundays, and Public Holidays, the doctor may mark your prescription "Urgent" and can make arrangements to get it dispensed. In exceptional circumstances the local Police may be able to help.
Emergency Supplies
If you are unable to get to your doctor and require a prescription medicine in an emergency, we may be able to help.
Dispensing
We dispense both NHS and private prescriptions. Any warnings or recommendations regarding your medicines will automatically appear on your label.
Unwanted Medicines
Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will safely dispose of them.
Medicine Containers
All tablets and capsules are supplied in chid resistant containers unless you request us not to. Please remember KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Your pharmacist will advise you on safe storage of all medicines.
Some people may require special containers to enable them to take their medicines regularly and accurately. These will be obtained on request.
Stoma/ Incontinence Supplies
We can supply from stock or quickly obtain a comprehensive range of these products including pads, mattress covers, sheets, etc and the pharmacist will offer you confidential advice in any of these areas.
Pregnancy Testing Service
A pregnancy testing service is available or home testing kits can be purchased. The pharmacist will also advise on fertility testing.
Residential and nursing care homes
We can provide full pharmaceutical service to all homes.
This includes advice on use, storage and disposal of medicines, training of care staff and delivery arrangements.
Surgery Equipment
We can supply a comprehensive range of equipment for use by doctors, nurses, and midwives. Please ask for our catalogue.
Healthcare aids for the elderly and disabled
We can supply from stock or quickly obtain a wide variety of products such as wheelchairs, commodes, anti pressure products, toilet, kitchen and eating aids.
First aid supplies
We carry a wide range of products for domestic use but can also meet requirements for offices, shops, and factories.
Chiropody
Your pharmacist can advise on minor complaints and recommend suitable products from our foot care range.
Hosiery
We can supply stockings ordered by your doctor and also many other items not available on the NHS such as support tights. We also offer a measuring and fitting service.
Holiday check list
We provide a list of things you may need for your holiday. These include sun creams, anti-malarial treatments, and remedies for upset stomachs and diarrhoea. Please ask the pharmacist for advice.
Healthcare leaflets
Healthcare education and information leaflets are always available.
Health Advice
The pharmacist is available for advice on all medicines and minor aliments, in private, if required.
Counter Medicines
We keep a wide range of well known counter medicines and vitamins, minerals and tonics. The pharmacist is available for advice on all diet supplements.
Satisfaction
If you are unhappy with the services or products supplied to you, first discuss the matter with the pharmacist. The pharmacist should aim to deal with your complaint within ten working days. If this fails to satisfy your complaint then, in the case of an NHS matter, should contact the Complaints Manager at your Local Health Authority or Community Health Council and they would be happy to deal with the matter. Disputes over the standards of other goods and services offered to you should be referred to your local Trading Standards Department. You will find these numbers in your local telephone directory.
In addition to these professional services, as your local community pharmacy, we can offer excellent value with:-
Vantage own brand products including medicines, toiletries and baby care.
Maternity special offers.
Photographic, developing and printing services.
If you would like more any information on any of the services mentioned, please contact us for more information.
Ask your pharmacist you will be taking good advice.
Professional services
Patient medication records/ drug interaction
Our modern computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. It automatically alerts us to any problems which may arise when new medicines are prescribed and allows us to counter prescribe with full assurances on efficiency and safety.
Delivery Service
We can deliver dispensed prescriptions to housebound patients. Please ask for details.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Please ask if you require your blood pressure taking. Equipment is also available for purchase.
Supplying & Fitting of Trusses
For more information please call the pharmacist.
Repeat Prescriptions
We operate a repeat prescription collection service. Please ask for details.
Ostomy Supplies
We stock a comprehensive range and provide a confidential service. We also supply free disposal bags.
Veterinary Supplies
We carry a wide range of animal medicines for effective pet care.
Alternative Medicines/ Treatments
Please ask for the pharmacist for advice on homeopathy, aromatherapy, and herbal remedies.
Specialised Professional Service
Diabetes Screening
Available on request, please consult the pharmacist.
Nebulisers
Although not available on the NHS, your doctor may recommend their purchase for asthma or breathing problems. We can also advise on the use of inhalers and peak flow meters.

ADDRESS
Coldean Pharmacy
16 Beatty Avenue
Coldean
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 9ED

CONTACTS
Email: info@coldeanpharmacy.co.uk
Phone: 01273 605657
Fax: 01273 605657