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27/10/15

A bug has been found and corrected with the Gluten Free ordering email address. Patients should now be able to use the email link to order their Gluten Free Products and recieve a response once ordered.

14/10/15


Meningitis B Vaccination

 As part of this vaccination it is important to control fever in the child afterwards. This is done by giving the child a dose of paracetamol just before vaccination followed by two doses at regular intervals.

 Parents of children are asked to attend the pharmacy before the vaccination is given to collect paracetamol suspension to be used to manage any post-vaccination fever.

For further details please click the link below:

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13/10/15

Charlestown Surgery will be holding a follow up Flu Vaccination clinic on 19/10/15. The surgery asks that patients with surnames beginning A-M attend during the 0900-1200 session and those with surnames starting N-Z should  attend 1400-1630

If you are unable to attend on 19/10 there are follow-up opportunities on 27/10/15 and 29/10/15 which will require an appointment to be made at reception


Who needs the flu immunisation?
Anyone who suffers from a health condition,children who are aged 2-5years and not at school, who is pregnant, who is 65 or over or those who work in healthcare, should get the flu vaccine.

If you have a health condition, flu can hit you hardest. The vaccine is the safest and most effective way of protecting yourself.

Conditions and diseases which can make flu much more dangerous include:

asthma
bronchitis
emphysema
cystic fibrosis
chronic heart disease
chronic kidney failure
multiple sclerosis
liver problems (such as cirrhosis/hepatitis)
diabetes
asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
being very overweight
HIV infection

If you have any of the listed conditions or any other health condition, even if you feel fit and healthy, please speak to your GP to find out if you should have the flu vaccine. Flu can seriously affect you, so, it’s worthwhile getting immunised to avoid unnecessary worry for you and those close to you

17/9/15

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We are pleased ot annouce that Charlestown Pharmacy can now supply Sure Sign testing and diagnostic products
The items available include blood pressure monitors, cholesterol and diabetes testing kits, pregnancy test & ovulation test kits
For further information please click on the banner above or ask a member of the pharmacy team.

17/9/15

The Gluten-Free Product list has been updated to the latest version.


4/7/15

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We have updated our Links section to add  www.myasthma.com where you can download a mobile app that works with both iphone and android handsets to help asthmatics manage their condition. Please click on the image above for more information.


17/6/15
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We have tracked down and tackled a bug in the prescription re-ordering page that was preventing mobile devices and tablets from being used to order prescriptions. Please let a member of the pharmacy team know if  you experience any further errors when trying to use this section of the website.

2/6/15
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We are also pleased to announce that Charlestown Pharmacy are now able to supply BetterLife products such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other living aids for home delivery. If you would like more information or to place an order please contact one of the pharmacy team.

18/4/15
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We are pleased to announce that Charlestown Pharmacy can now supply Futuro Braces and Supports to help give you the support, compression and confidence to manage an injury.

Please ask any member of the pharmacy team for more information or click on the image above to go direct to our Furturo section


10/3/2015 - We have updated the look and feel of this website to be more readable. New sections have been added detailing the NHS Fife sharps disposal service and we have implemented a customer/patient comment section. We hope you feel this is an improvement to the site, if you have any comments or suggestions please let us know.

4/3/2015  - We are happy to announce that the pharmacy is taking part in the NHS Fife  Community Pharmacy Prescribed Sharps Disposal Service.  This means that the pharmacy will now be able to supply empty containers for prescribed sharps and accept full sharps containers in return for safe disposal. If you have any questions or would like to access this service please ask any member of the pharmacy team.


4/3/2015

We would like to inform our customers that this pharmacy will be closed on the following Bank Holiday dates over this year.


Friday 3rd April

Monday 6th April

Monday 4th May

Monday 5th October

Friday 25th December

Monday 28th December

Friday 1st January 2016

Monday 4th January 2016


When this pharmacy is closed health advice and information, including details of other local health services, is available around the clock via NHS24

Online at www.nhs24.com  or via telephone by dialing 111

For emergency assistance, please dial 999 and ask the operator for the relevant emergency service.





30/10/14  Charlestown Surgery have joined the internet revolution! You can visit the Surgery's new website at the following address:

www.charlestownsurgeryfife.co.uk


15/10/2014 - The Scottish Government has passed legislation that will require ALL retailers to charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag (including paper, those made from plant based materials and plastic).

Prescription medicines are currently excempt for the levy, however the pharmacy will be required to charge the levy for any retail sales from 20/10/14. If you are unsure please ask one of the pharmcy team.

9/8/14 - We have a website! - Please bear with us as we get up to speed. If you find anything on the site not to be working please let us know using the email address below. We would also be very happy to hear any suggestions for improving the site to meet local needs.


Charlestown Pharmacy
1A Main Road
Charlestown
Fife
KY11 3ED
Tel :  01383 872 826

Fax:  01383 873 121

Email: fife-uhb.cp6240-charlestown@nhs.net
Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 0900 - 1800
(closed 1300-1400)
Saturday/Sunday: Closed