As your Internet Pharmacy, PharmacyKwik can offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family.

We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and an efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.

Repeat Dispensing
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Ask us for more information about this service.

Medicine Containers
All medicines are dispensed in child resistant containers unless you ask us not to.

Please remember: Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Our pharmacist can advise you on safe storage of medicines.

NHS Unwanted Medicines Service
Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will dispose of them safely.

NHS Health Advice and Self-Care
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking or healthy diets. Self Care information is also available on our user friendly website: We can also direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.

Patient Medication Records
Our computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems, such as interactions between medicines and will help us deal with any queries you may have.

We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality. If you want to discuss the records we keep, please ask to speak to the pharmacist.

We provide the above NHS services on behalf of:
NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group
21 Silver Street,
Bury, BL9 0EN
Tel: 0161 762 3100

Other Services:

Repeat Prescription Service
We offer a repeat prescription service. Please ask our pharmacist for further details about this.

Medicines Sales
We stock a vast range of over the counter medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements and other health & beauty products, please visit for further information.

Holiday Healthcare
We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria treatments. We also stock a range of sun care creams, bite and sting relief creams, flight socks and over the counter travel sickness remedies.

We also provide Care Home Services, Home Delivery Services and a Gluten Free Food Supply Service. Please email or call to discuss these NHS enhanced services.

Private Prescriptions
We can dispense private prescriptions as prescribed by your doctor. Please email or call our team on: 0161 773 1456 with details of your prescription for more information including up to date prices.

If you would like any more information about any of the services mentioned in this leaflet, please call us on free phone 0800 023 2295 or email

Comments, Suggestions, Complaints and Compliments
Our aim is to give the highest possible standard of service. We would like you to tell us what you think about the service we provide at this pharmacy.

If you have any suggestions, comments or complaints please speak to a member of staff either by calling PharmacyKwik on 0800 023 2295 or alternatively you can email is on

We welcome any general comments about the services we provide and any suggestions of ways in which we can improve our services to you.

We operate a complaints procedure as part of the NHS system for dealing with complaints. Our system meets national criteria. Our Pharmacist will give you further information.

You may also seek advice from the local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). PALS are not part of the complaints procedure itself but they might be able to resolve your concerns informally or they can tell you more about the complaints procedure and independent complaints advocacy services:

Patient Advice and Liason Service (PALS):
Care of The Patient Services Team,
Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit,
St. James House, Pendleton Way,
Salford, M6 5FW

An independent complaints advocacy service (ICAS) is available to provide advice and support for people who wish to complain about the NHS. Please use the telephone number below to get in touch with ICAS or for further information:

Tel: 0808 802 3000

Our staff work extremely hard to provide you with the best possible service. Please treat them with the courtesy and respect they deserve.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide services to individuals who act in a violent, threatening or aggressive manner.

When we are closed:
When this pharmacy is closed, for any health problem advice and details of other health services, contact NHS Direct, 24 hours a day.

Call 111 or visit:

Rear Unit, 56 Parksway,
Prestwich, Manchester,
M25 0JB
Tel: 0161 773 1456

GPhC Premises Registration Number: 1116209

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm | Saturday: 9am – 7pm
This pharmacy is owned by: Allbro’s Pharmacy Ltd.

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Has my child got Nits?

Back to school can be a hectic time for both parents and children. What we don’t need is to deal with the problem of nits and head lice. At PharmacyKwik we know how important it is to treat head lice quickly and efficiently.

Nits are common amongst children between the ages of 4 and 11. Nits will affect a child through their school career despite measures being taken.


What are nits?

Nits is the name given to the eggs that are laid by the head lice. Live lice emerge from the egg cases (nits). These look like small white specks.

The nits are able to secure themselves tightly to the roots if the hairs. It takes 7-10 days for the eggs to hatch. On day 10-14 the nit has fully matured and is about 2-4mm in length.


What are Headlice?

Head lice are very small wingless insects that when mature have a grey brown appearance. They only affect humans and live by sucking blood from the scalp.

The eggs that they lay are in cases it is these cases that are called nits. Head lice are able to breed very quickly and have a very short life cycle of normally just a month. As the head lice are able to breed so quickly it is important to treat the outbreak as soon as possible


How do I know my child has head lice?

A child with head lice normally complains of an itchy scalp. It helps that schools send out letters to inform parents that there has been an outbreak and to look for nits and head lice. As mentioned earlier in the blog, itching is one of the most common symptoms. Usually an infestation causes itching of the scalp, however this may not be the case as some children don’t have an allergy to nits or headlice and therefore don’t itch. Another symptom is the presence of blood spots on the scalp the blood spots normally show up during an infestation. On inspection of the scalp white egg shells can be seen at the root of the hair. If the nit has hatched then the lice can be seen behind the ears and the nape of the neck. These areas tend to be where the head lice like to live as it tends to be warm and dark.


Is there a non-chemical treatment?

Yes there is! At PharmacyKwik we recommend the non-chemical “wet combing” method of dealing with infestation. When the wet combing method is undertaken correctly it gets rid of nits and head lice effectively therefore not requiring any chemical treatment. Although this is a labourious process this method proves to be very effective as lice are becoming increasingly resistant to chemicals. Wet combing is concentrated on the base of the scalp and the nape of the neck.


What is the wet combing process?

Wet combing involves washing your child’s hair with normal shampoo. Apply a good amount of conditioner all over your child’s wet hair. The conditioner causes the head lice to lose their grip on the hair. Begin to comb the childs hair with a normal comb at first and then a fine tooth comb after.

Work the comb through the childs hair from the root to the tip. It is important to check the comb after each hair sweep for head lice and nits.

You should spend at least half an hour on this procedure working methodically and thoroughly. The process has to be repeated daily or several times in one week, until all the nits and lice have been eliminated. Wet combing should be continued for two weeks to ensure all nits and head lice have been eliminated.


Is there a chemical treatment?

In the majority of cases wet combing will eliminate the infestation however more stubborn infestations may need chemical based treatments. The chemical treatment works by having a good contact time with the childs hair and scalp. Medical treatment comes in two forms water based or alcohol based lotions. The alcohol based lotion are more effective in eradicating nits and lice but are not suitable for children that have sensitive skin or suffer from asthma. Medical treatments must only be used on confirmation of sighting of nits and lice. Alcohol and water based treatments are applied to the childs hair and left to dry naturally. The hair is then usually rinsed or washed out the following morning. To make sure all the eggs and lice have been removed the treatment should be repeated a week later.


The PharmacyKwik need to know facts about head lice.

  • Head lice need a warm host e.g. a human scalp so that they can breed and exist.
  • Head lice is not caused by dirty hair or poor hygiene. Head lice can be found in all hair types, long hair, short hair, thin hair, thick hair, shiny hair and even coarse hair.
  • Head lice are not able to jump fly or swim. They are passed from head to head contact the lice simply walk across from head to head.
  • Itching doesn’t take place in all children. Itching comes about due to an allergic reaction therefore causing the itch.