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It’s a common misconception that pharmacies are solely reserved for ordering and picking up prescriptions; not many people know how their pharmacy can help them. In fact, your local Birmingham pharmacy is a powerful community healthcare hub, offering a range of services to meet the needs of you and your family.

And what’s more, many of these services are funded by the NHS, meaning they’re completely free of charge to the customer. With GP waiting times becoming longer in recent years, it’s more useful than ever to be aware of how your pharmacy can help with everyday healthcare issues.


Here are just 5 of many services offered by modern-day pharmacies like ours:


1. Minor Ailments

As a modern prescribing clinic, Saydon pharmacy can provide NHS treatments for a range of common minor ailments. These include things like backache, a range of skin conditions, hay fever, thrush and cystitis (to name just a few)! If you’re struggling with a minor ailment and want to save the hassle of booking an appointment with your GP, your local Birmingham pharmacy is here to help.

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2. Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Popping into a pharmacy is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to access emergency hormonal contraception. Simply drop in (no appointment needed) for a hassle-free consultation with one of our expert pharmacists. During your consultation, you will be asked a few questions to help determine which pill is most well suited to you, before being supplied with the best option. At Saydon pharmacy, we also offer the pill free of charge to patients between the ages of 13 and 25 who meet NHS criteria.

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3. New Medicine Service

This free NHS service is available to people receiving their first prescription for conditions like asthma, emphysema and type 2 diabetes. Book an appointment at our Birmingham pharmacy for expert advice on how to get the most out of your new medicine.

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4. Acne Treatment

Acne is an incredibly common skin condition, and in this day and age there are a huge range of treatments available. Dealing with acne alone is sometimes overwhelming, and looking for a treatment that works can feel like a minefield. Your pharmacy can recommend suitable topical and oral treatments for acne, all tailored to your personal needs. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you access the most effective acne treatment for you.

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5. Flu jabs

We are now offering seasonal flu jabs at our Wednesday Clinics. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself, as well as those around you, from serious flu-related complications. Call us to book your spot today!

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To find out more about how Saydon pharmacy in Birmingham can help, call in today. Our friendly pharmacists are always happy to answer any questions you might have, guiding you towards a suitable service to meet your needs. You can find out more about the services we offer here:

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This blog post was written on behalf of Saydon Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.