HSCB SERVICES

All NHS prescriptions written by a GP are dispensed free of charge in Northern Ireland.

Gormley Pharmacy also dispense private prescriptions and the price of a private medicine will vary depending on the type and amount of medication you require. You will be advised of the cost when you present your prescription at the pharmacy and our pharmacy team will be happy to help you if you wish to have a private prescription dispensed.

Please return any unwanted and out of date medicines to the Pharmacy. Don’t try to dispose of them yourself, bag them up and drop them off at Gormley Pharmacy so that they can be disposed of safely and responsibly.

Please do not order more prescription medicines than you need or are going to use, unused medications costs the NHS over £300 million each year!

Pharmacists are trained healthcare professionals and as such recognise many common health complaints. Minor Ailments is a health service available in Northern Ireland, which allows the pharmacist to provide safe and effective treatment for a range of common minor ailments. They can provide advice and if appropriate may be able to offer you medicines to treat a minor illness without having to book a GP appointment. However if the medical condition is more serious, the pharmacist will refer you to your GP.

The medicine Use Review is a health service available in Northern Ireland pharmacies where patients may have a private consultation with the pharmacist and is particularly useful for a patient that regularly takes several prescription medicines or has a long term illness. It can help you understand how your medicines should be used, why they have been prescribed as well as solving any problems you might have. An MUR gives you the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you may have with the Pharmacist as well as checking that you are taking the most appropriate medicines. Other healthcare professionals may also ask for your permission to refer you to a pharmacy for example if you have been discharged from hospital and your medication has been changed. Please tell your pharmacist if you are taking any over the counter medicines or herbal medicines and they will advise you whether these can be taken at the same time or not.

Please check our social media pages for updates in relation to Flu vaccinations and how to book in for this service.

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help to protect adults and children at risk from the flu and its complication. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you’re otherwise healthy, it’ll usually clear up on its own in about a week. But flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

  • adults 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)

 

How effective is the flu vaccine?

Flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying physical health condition. Studies have shown that the flu vaccine will help prevent you getting the flu. It will not stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary, so it’s not a 100% guarantee that you’ll be flu-free. But if you do get flu after vaccination, it’s likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been. There’s also evidence to suggest that the flu vaccine can reduce your risk of having a stroke. Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. New flu vaccines are produced each year, which is why people advised to have the flu vaccine need it every year.

Flu vaccine side effects

Serious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare. You may have a mild high temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the vaccine, and your arm may be a bit sore where you were injected. Side effects of the nasal spray vaccine can commonly include a runny or blocked nose, a headache, tiredness and some loss of appetite.

 

The flu vaccine for 2020 to 2021

Each year, the viruses that are most likely to cause flu are identified in advance and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends which type of flu virus strains to include in the vaccine.

 

Is there anyone who should not have the flu vaccine?

Most adults can have the injected flu vaccine, but you should avoid it if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a flu vaccine in the past.

Do you want to Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but has huge health benefits for you and for those around you.

Once you have made the decision, you are off to a good start, We know its not easy but we will help you on your smoking cessation journey by providing you with good advice and practical support as well as recommending appropriate Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

The HSC Smoking Cessation service is available at Gormley Pharmacy, and this service offers smokers a 12 week programme of behavioural support and permits the weekly supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) where appropriate.

Call in today to get started.

PRIVATE SERVICES

We provide a digital photo ID service suitable for passport and other services that require photo images. Our photos are suitable for Irish and UK passport services and comply with regulations for biometrically enabled passports. Our staff are fully trained to capture your image and will have your photos ready in under 10 minutes. Call in and see us for more information.

Please note due to the volume of official forms we are being asked to sign, this service will now incur a charge of £10.00 per form. However, if you use our Photo ID service in store, the cost will be reduced to £5.00.

We stock a large range of first aid and medical supplies so whether you need to restock your home first aid kit or to ensure you have a comprehensive First Aid kit for your workplace or sports club we can supply you with all the items you need. We have a range of kits that include essential First Aid supplies to deal with common injuries but we can also put together a tailor made package to suit your individual requirements. Call in and speak to one of our team and we will guide you through the necessary items and products you will need in order to deal with an accident or emergency.

Our staff are trained to deliver a professional ear piercing service which is carried out in a clean and hygienic consultation area. We use a piercing gun for this procedure and we have a range of ear rings to choose from.

Following your piercing You will be given advice on after care, which will usually involve keeping the area clean and dry as well as recognising the signs of infection.

Appointments are necessary so please call us on 028 777 22508

Please note we do not take bookings for children under 5 years of age,

NewWeigh Medical Weight Management is only available through selected pharmacies who have been trained in weight management. NewWeigh products are manufactured by leading European nutrition companies, which specialise in the production of high quality weight management products.

The New Weigh programme is helping thousands of patients lose weight and manage their weight long term. We will help you on your weight loss journey and provide you with support on how to lose and maintain your weight successfully. NewWeigh is a three phased, fully supervised weight management programme focussing on patient education with long term free advice and support.

How it works

The difference between the number of calories you take in and the number of calories your body uses is called the calorie gap. The bigger the calorie gap of your diet the more weight you will lose.

New Weigh MRP (meal Replacement Plan) foods contain less than 250 calories per meal and are an ideal way to reduce your calorie intake, in a healthy and nutritious way.

New Weigh MRP foods allow you to lose weight in a more flexible way that suits your lifestyle and at a rate that suits you.

ASK US ABOUT THE OPTIONS

Option 1

MRP Meal Replacement Plan

Replace two meals daily with tasty MRP foods and eat one light meal.

OR

Option 2

TDR Total Diet Replacement

Replace all 3 meals with nutrient complete sachets (Medical Screening Form required)

Each week return to the pharmacy for your weigh in, advice and support.

Call us to book an appointment to avail this service 028 777 22508

At Gormley Pharmacy we have a private consultation room available should you wish to speak to the Pharmacist in confidence. Pharmacists are qualified health professionals and can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses as well as health and well being advice.

With age, certain health conditions become more common. Routine medical testing is a good way to spot any potential problems and to give yourself the best chance to live and age healthily

At Gormley pharmacy we offer a range of health checks which can help measure your risk of developing certain health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

As well as completing a Family history/lifestyle questionnaire we can offer the following tests that will measure:

  • Blood pressure
  • BMI, Height and weight
  • Blood sugar
  • Cholesterol

Our Pharmacists can offer you advice on diet and healthy living to help prevent these conditions developing. If your symptoms and/or results suggest there could be something more serious we will immediately refer you to a GP , nurse or other healthcare professional.

Call in and speak to one of our team today to enquire about our Health Check service.

Before your travels, prepare well in advance by seeking advice on how to enjoy a healthy trip abroad. We can assist you with vaccination requirements, anti malarials as well as sun safety products.

The Pharmacy First Service is for sore throats, colds and flu like illness. The patient will have a private consultation with a pharmacist who will discuss their symptoms with them and provide advice and information relating to the symptoms, duration and self-care that the patient can follow to help them feel better. The pharmacist will determine if advice and information is suitable, if treatment is needed or if referral to the GP is necessary.