Trying to reach and maintain a healthy weight can prove to be a difficult task. We’ve consulted with all of our resident pharmaceutical teams to collect the best tips for you, and here we have picked out the best 15 tips to help manage your weight. 1. Drink Enough Water, Especially Before Meals! Drinking enough water can increase the metabolism rate by 24-30% over the course of 1-1.5 hours, helping you be eligible to burn off more calories than normal. A study conveyed that drinking just half a litre, (or 19oz) of water, within a time frame of half an hour before meals, actually helped eat fewer calories along with losing 44% of more weight compared to the people who didn’t drink that amount of water before a meal. 2. Eating Eggs For Breakfast Eating an entire egg can have more benefits than you think, including helping you lose the […]
Our Blood Pressure Checking Service is administered within all of our branches by the trained pharmacy team located within each branch. You aren’t needed to make an appointment on most occasions. You can just walk in and ask for a Blood Pressure Checking Service. However, if you’re busy and don’t want to be kept waiting, we advise you to pre-book this free service at your convenience and we will make sure that you are prioritised for that time by one of our professional staff team. Once you arrive for your blood pressure check, our trained professionals will take you to one of our GPhC approved consultation rooms, where you’ll be asked to rest and relax for 5 minutes; that way, that we can then measure your blood pressure in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and without you feeling under any stress. All blood pressure readings are presented in the form […]
What is Pillbox Chemist? Pillbox Chemist is one of the leading UK Chemists and they have a highly skilled team of qualified pharmacists. Offering a wide range of high quality tailored NHS and private pharmacy services. What services does Pillbox Chemist offer? They offer tons of different tests which include Allergy Test, Blood Pressure Check, Blood Sugar Test, Cannabis Clinic, Cholesterol Test, Emergency Contraception, Lung Age Test, Medicine Use Review, Now Medicine Service, Winter Flu Jabs, Health Check, Health Check Plus, Heart Rhythm, Pulse + 0.2 Saturation, Travel Clinic, Weight Management, Who are Pillbox Chemists? An independent private healthcare business aiming to provide personalised Medical care of the highest quality; available to all local residents under one roof. PillBox Chemists sites open 5 days a week and offer same day appointments for most procedures, giving you unbeatable access to affordable and instant private care. Beat the NHS waiting times by […]
What is Stoptober? 28-day national stop smoking campaign from 1st of October every year. Helps participants attempt quitting by providing support and resources Provides motivation to make a major change in their life. Stoptober offers support through many methods such as online chats and communities, free online personal quit plan, Stoptober app, stop smoking medicines and face to face support. Reasons to take part in Stoptober Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable illnesses and premature death causing over 80 thousand deaths per year in the UK. If smokers can quit for 28 days, they are 5 times more likely to quit for good Quit with support – people are four times more likely to quit if they identify the right quit plan and support for them. OSS and similar local SSS present the most effective route to stop smoking. Most smokers in England want to quit the habit (6 […]
People who should have a flu vaccine The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications. You should have the flu vaccine if you: are 65 years old or over are pregnant have certain medical conditions are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility receive a carer’s allowance, or you’re the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill If any patient does not fall under a free NHS flu jab, they should be offered our private vaccination at a small cost of £9.99! When to get vaccinated: You can be vaccinated at any time during the flu season (September – March). The best time to get vaccinated is September – early November. […]
Our staff from across the 23 branches of PillBox Chemists Ltd are participating in Shine Night Walk London in support of Cancer Research UK. https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/pillbox-chemists-team?fbclid=IwAR3mAnbCvHXqY4zb7gmGbuII-aM8nbfWhIJSUsw-cEfFSpSuovAVTgWlGUA
Common colds are often treatable without the need to see a GP. Common symptoms include: • Blocked or runny nose. • Sore throat. • Headaches. • muscle aches. • Coughs. • Sneezing • Raised temperature • Pressure in your ears and face. • Loss of taste and smell. GPs don’t recommend antibiotics for colds as they’re only effective against bacterial infections, whereas colds are caused by viruses. Pharmacists can offer alternative OTC medicines such as: • Decongestant sprays or tablets to relieve a blocked nose. • Paracetamol or ibuprofen which can help ease aches and also work to lower temperature. • Cold & flu medicines such as Day/Night Nurse and Lemsip which target multiple symptoms. Types of medicines that can be offered to help coughs, but not get rid of them, include: • Cough syrup. • Cough medicine (some cough medicines should not be given to children under 12) • […]
This month Pillbox staff members went to Long Acres Garden Centre, Bagshot to offer services from our private health clinic. Well done to all the team members who helped deliver the services and make the day a success!