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

Dispensing
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: pharmacykwik.co.uk 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 pharmacykwik.co.uk 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 info@pharmacykwik.co.uk 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 info@pharmacykwik.co.uk

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 info@pharmacykwik.co.uk

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):
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: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

PharmacyKwik,
Rear Unit, 56 Parksway,
Prestwich, Manchester,
M25 0JB
Tel: 0161 773 1456
Email: info@pharmacykwik.co.uk

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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How Do I Best Care for My Teeth as an Adult?
The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems.

Throughout your adult life, it's important to continue to:

Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque-the sticky film on your teeth that's the main cause of tooth decay.
Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gumline, before it can harden into tartar. Once tartar has formed, it can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
Limit sugary or starchy foods, especially sticky snacks. The more often you snack between meals, the more chances you give the acids in plaque to attack your tooth enamel.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.

What Special Dental Issues Should I Be Aware Of as an Adult?

Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may face certain oral health issues as an adult. Luckily, your dentist can help you meet most of these challenges quite successfully. Gum disease begins as gingivitis, which in this early stage is still reversible. Symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen or tender gums that tend to bleed when you brush them. If you notice any of these symptoms, see your dentist-before serious problems develop. Advanced stages of gum disease may lead to tooth loss.

The health of your gums can also affect your overall health. Recent studies have shown a possible link between periodontitis (a gum disease) and other diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and a possible link to premature births. To prevent gum disease from getting started in the first place, be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily and schedule professional cleanings every six months.
Cavities around existing fillings (called recurrent decay) and decay on the root surfaces of the teeth become more common as we age. So it's important to brush with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and see your dentist regularly.
Sensitivity can be an increasing problem as one ages. Your gums naturally recede over time, exposing areas of the tooth that are not protected by enamel. These areas are particularly prone to pain due to cold or hot foods or beverages. In severe cases cold air, as well as sensitivity to sour and sweet drinks and foods, can occur. If you experience sensitivity, try an anti-sensitivity toothpaste.

If the problem persists, see your dentist, as the sensitivity may be an indication of a more serious condition, such as a cavity or a cracked or fractured tooth.
Crowns are used to strengthen damaged teeth. A crown entirely covers or "caps" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. Implants and bridges are used to replace missing ones.

Dental implants replace one or more teeth or are used to attach full or partial dentures. Consult with your dentist to see if implants are right for you. Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.

How Can I Help Make My Teeth Look Whiter?

Thorough cleanings by a dentist or hygienist will remove most external staining caused by food and tobacco. Using a whitening toothpaste can also help remove these surface stains between dental visits. If stains have been present for years, you may need to have your teeth professionally whitened to remove these more stubborn external stains.

Internal stains can be bleached, bonded or capped (crowned). While each of these methods is safe and effective, your dentist will recommend which treatment is appropriate for you depending on the state of your teeth and the results that you wish to achieve.

What Effect Does Diet Have On My Oral Health?

In addition to greatly affecting your overall health, proper nutrition is necessary for healthy teeth and gums. Eating a well-balanced diet gives your gum tissues and teeth the important nutrients and minerals they need to stay strong and resist infections, which can contribute to gum disease. In addition, firm, fibrous foods such as fruits and vegetables tend to help clean the teeth and tissues. Soft, sticky foods tend to remain on the grooves and between teeth, producing more plaque.

Each time you consume foods and drinks that contain sugars or starches, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack your teeth for 20 minutes or more. To reduce damage to your tooth enamel, limit the number or between meal snacks and drinks. And when you do snack, choose nutritious foods such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or fruit.

 

Warnings:

You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.


Useful Links

Alcohol & Drug Problems

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Allergy

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Babies And Small Children

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Bladder and Bowel

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Cancer

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Child and Teenage Health

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Contraception Pregnancy & Sexual Health

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Diabetes

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General Health and Medicines Information

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Healthcare

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Hearing and Sight

Action on Hearing Loss RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)

Heart, Blood & Circulation

Anti-Coagulation Europe British Cardiac Patients Association British Heart Foundation Children's Heart Foundation Deep Vein Thrombosis HEART UK Haemophilia Society Sickle Cell Society Stroke Association

HIV and AIDS

National AIDS Trust Terrence Higgins Trust You Choose

Infections

British Polio Fellowship National Meningitis Trust

Learning Disabilities and Medication

MENCAP Mental Health Medication Epilepsy Society Scope The Elfrida Society

Liver and Kidney

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Men's Health

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Mental Health

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Migraine & Pain

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Muscle, Bones & Joints

Arthritis Care Arthritis Research Campaign Back Care Brittle Bone Society Children's Chronic Arthritis Association National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society National Osteoporosis Society National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society UK Gout Society

Neurological Conditions

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NHS Information

Directory of GP Websites National Obesity Forum NHS Direct NHS Website Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity and Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Association

Older People's Health

Age Concern Alzheimer's Society Help The Aged

Oral Health

Dental Health Foundation Oral and Dental Health Colgate Website (Oral Health) UK and Ireland Dental Health Guide

Patients and Carers

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Respiratory Conditions

Action Asthma Asthma UK British Lung Foundation Roy Castle Lung Foundation

Skin

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Smoking Cessation

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) Quitline The Time is Right

Travel, Medicine and Health

Malaria National Travel Health Network and Centre

Vaccines

APSMD (Info on Vaccines for Children and Adults) UK Vaccine Group

Women's Health

Endometriosis SheTrustUK Family Planning Association Menopause Facts National Childbirth Trust Women's Health Information Yeast Infections