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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Persona Test Stick (8 Test Sticks) by ClearBlue
Persona Test Sticks collect hormones from your first urine of the day and process them into information that can be read by the Monitor. The...

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Persona Test Sticks collect hormones from your first urine of the day and process them into information that can be read by the Monitor. The Monitor then reads, stores and uses this information to let you know whether you are at risk of becoming pregnant ('Red' Day) or free to make love without a contraceptive* ('Green' Day).

Persona is a method of contraception that works in harmony with your body. It works by monitoring the changes in hormones (luteinising hormone and estrogen) which control your cycle and identifies the days when you are at significant risk of becoming pregnant.

Persona consists of Test Sticks and a hand-held Monitor. The Test Sticks collect hormones from your first urine of the day and process them into information that the Monitor can read.

The Monitor reads, stores and uses the information from the Test Sticks to let you know whether you are at risk of becoming pregnant (Red Day) or free to make love without a contraceptive* (Green Day).

 
*Based on independent trials PERSONA is 94% reliable when used according to the instructions and as the only method of contraception. This means that if 100 women use PERSONA for one year, 6 are expected to become pregnant as a result of sex on a Green Day due to PERSONA incorrectly identifying their fertile days.

Through its coloured Lights and Display Screen your Monitor tells you your contraceptive status.

How does persona work?

Persona works by monitoring the hormones that directly control your cycle. The levels of these natural chemical 'messages' rise and fall as they regulate the various stages of your cycle. This makes it possible to identify the days around ovulation when you are at significant risk of becoming pregnant.

The Test Sticks collect hormones from your first urine of the day and process them into information that can be read by the Monitor. The Monitor then reads, stores and uses this information to let you know whether you are at risk of becoming pregnant ('Red' Day) or free to make love without a contraceptive* ('Green' Day).

The egg usually only survives for up to a day, however it is possible for sperm to survive for several days inside your body around the time of ovulation. Persona takes into account both egg and sperm survival times.*

During the first month of use, persona will ask for 16 tests (day 6 and days 9-23) in order to build up a complete picture of your individual cycle as quickly as possible. From then on it will only ask for a test on 8 days of each cycle.

Includes: 1 Persona monitor. Instruction booklet. Batteries included. Please read the instructions enclosed carefully before using Persona for the first time. Based on independent trials Persona has proved to be 94% effective when used according to the instructions.

 

Warnings:

You need to be absolutely sure that it is the right method of contraception for you. Unipath, maker of persona want to ensure that you make the best decision for yourself. To find out if Persona suits you please read the information below.

 

You must NOT use persona if:

  • your cycles are shorter than 23 days
  • your cycles are longer than 35 days
  • you have experienced menopausal symptoms
  • you are breast feeding
  • you are using hormonal treatments e.g.
  • you are using any other treatment which may affect your cycle
  • you are currently taking antibiotics containing tetracyclines.

If you have any doubts about whether the antibiotic you are taking contains tetracyclines, you should consult your pharmacist or doctor.

 you have impaired liver or kidney function or polycystic ovarian syndrome

 you are unable to accept the risk of pregnancy associated with the use of Persona

No method of contraception can provide 100% protection against pregnancy. Based on independent trials, persona is 94% reliable when used according to the instructions and as the only method of contraception. This means that if 100 women use persona for one year, 6 are expected to become pregnant as a result of sex on a Green Light Day due to persona incorrectly identifying their fertile days. The reliability of persona is dependent on abstinence on all 'Red' Days. The risk of pregnancy is considerably greater if you have sex on a 'Red' Day even if you use a barrier method of contraception, e.g. a condom.

You cannot use persona straightaway if:

you have recently been or are currently using:

 - hormonal contraception e.g. the pill, a hormone

 - releasing intrauterine contraceptive device, implants, injections, emergency contraception
treatments that affect your cycle. Check with your doctor.

You must wait until you have stopped using the hormonal contraception or finished the course of treatment as instructed by your doctor. Then, you must wait until you have had at least two natural, consecutive cycles, each lasting 23-35 days, and your third period starts before using persona. As hormonal contraception will affect your cycle you may have to wait several months before you know whether your natural cycles are between 23-35 days in length. If

you do not wait, the reliability of persona will be significantly reduced. 
you have recently been pregnant (even if not carried to full term). You must wait before you start using persona. See above.

you have recently been breast feeding. You must completely finish breast feeding and you must then wait before you start using persona. See above.

Please note that while you are waiting to use persona you are at risk of becoming pregnant. Please consult your family planning clinic or your doctor for contraceptive advice.

Persona must be used according to the instructions provided in the user guide. Persona offers no protection from sexually transmitted infections or hiv, the virus which causes aids. Persona is an in vitro diagnostic medical device designed for home use. Not to be taken. Not for internal use. Keep out of the reach of children.

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


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