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We will be carrying out flu jabs on the NHS in our Abbotsbury Road, Crescent Street and Southill stores between 1st September 2014 – 28th February 2015! The purpose of this service is to increase patient’s access to the provision of seasonal flu jabs for pregnant women and patients between the ages of 16-64 who are in the agreed clinical at-risk groups.
Patients who are eligible to access these services are:
- Pregnant women
- Patients aged 16-64 who are in the agreed clinical at-risk groups.
- Chronic respiratory disease: Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
Children older than 16 years who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
- Chronic heart disease: Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
- Chronic kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
- Chronic liver disease: Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis.
- Chronic neurological conditions: Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in whichrespiratory function may be compromised, due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers).
Clinicians will consider on an individual basis the clinical needs of patients including individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and related or similar conditions; or hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous system or muscles; or severe neurological disability.
- Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oralhypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
- Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment: Patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression. Asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection at all stages. Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day (any age) or for children under 20kg a dose of 1mg or more per kg per day.
Clinicians will consider on an individual basis the clinical needs of patients.
People who are not eligible to access these services are:
- Health and Social Care workers
- Those ages over 65 years
- Those under 16 years
- Those in long stay residential or homes
Weymouth FC Under 18’s first home game of the season saw a much improved performance against New College Academy at Redlands Sports Hub after last weeks disappointing defeat.
The young Terra’s put the visitors under pressure from the off, their first chance coming on 18 minutes when Aaron Ryan made a run from the Academy’s half but was unable to capitalise and the ball was cleared by the defence.
Four minutes later and against the run of play the Terra’s were caught off guard and New College broke free down the left hand side. A decent cross from the winger found the striker who beat the hosts keeper. Weymouth rallied and on 31 minutes found an equalizer. Charlie Jones fired in a 30 yard pass which found Jake Klust which cannoned into the bottom corner of the net drawing the Terra’s level.
Just five minutes into the second half, Aaron Ryan latched onto a through ball and clinically tucked the ball under the advancing keeper. However, the advantage was short lived when on 55 minutes New College equalised. Fortunes took a turn for the worse for the hosts with both Connor Hill and Joel Paull picking up injuries forcing the managers to put players out of position.
On 79 minutes New College capitalised on the hosts misfortune. Allowing the visitors too much time and respect in the middle of the park, a ball straight through the defence found the striker who tapped into the back of the net putting the visitors ahead.
In a gallant effort to salvage the match, Weymouth squeezed forward and committed themselves higher up the pitch. Unfortunately, New College managed to put the game to bed with an injury time goal putting the game to bed at 2-4.
Joint managers Ben Richmond and Micky Lawrence although disappointed with the result are pleased the way the team are developing.
“The lads are coming together as a team now and we have told them what we feel we need to work on to help them continue to develop. Connor Hill hopefully will be OK this coming Saturday but Joel Paull may be out for up to 2 weeks. We have been picking up little niggles recently and have hopefully arranged a friendly this week due to an odd number of teams in the league. This gives us a chance to get extra minutes into players that need it and rest others”
“It was also great to see Lavente Nagy being named in the Reserve squad on Saturday and even though he didn’t make his first appearance, he would have gained valuable experience which is only going to help his game and I’m sure if he keeps performing well for us he will continue to be around the reserve set up.
Both Micky and Ben would like to thank everyone who came down to support them, their sponsor Angel Pharmacy for their continued support and last but not least Graham Cole who arranged a fantastic cabaret night in aid of the under 18's to help raise funds for this season. It was a fantastic evening and well attended and we are thankful to Graham for his hard work so far this season.
Weymouth FC Under 18s kicked off their South West Counties Youth U18’s League campaign with a long trip to the Newport Velodrome where they faced Llanwern.
The young Terra’s were quickly out of the blocks with four clear cut chances in the opening 10 minutes but only once testing the keeper when Aaron Ryan had a one on one with the shot-stopper only to be denied by a clearance for a corner.
Unfortunately it was the beginning of a frustrating period for the visitors as Llanwern sent a long ball up field catching the defence off guard to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute. The Welsh side, buoyed by their early lead, netted a further 3 goals before half-time with the Terra’s being caught out ball watching and Llanwern took full advantage.
The second half continued in much the same vein. Llanwern made some dangerous runs from deep which the visitors failed to track costing further goals. The Terra’s restored some pride with a neat link-up play from Ashley Owens who found Aiden Jackson out wide who fired in to the bottom corner of the net from 25 yards.
Weymouth Manager Ben Richmond was philosophical after the game: “We said to the lads at half-time to keep their heads up and keep doing what we are doing. Newport have a lot of good players but at times we gave them too much respect, space and time on the ball which you cannot afford to do”.
Richmond added, “Myself and Micky (Lawrence) are very proud of the lads and how they kept going, the score line is irrelevant at this stage only being 6 weeks into their development in this new team. At times we looked very dangerous especially when we got the ball in our wide areas, but mistakes happen in football and it is down to us now to rectify that in training before our next match”.
The forthcoming game is against New College Academy on the 13th September 10:30am kick off at Redlands Sports Hub.
The club would like to thank Angel Pharmacy for their continued support in sponsoring us this season, along with Pete, who drove the mini bus at short notice.
Over the next few months GP surgeries and pharmacies within the Weymouth area will be activating and using the new NHS Electronic Prescription Service.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a new NHS service that is being rolled out throughout the UK and is designed to enable prescribers such as doctors and practice nurses to send prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of the patient’s choice. This means the prescribing, dispensing and collection of prescriptions will be more efficient and convenient for GPs, pharmacies and you the customer.
So what does this mean for you?
The new system is designed to make it easier for you to order your prescription and may cut out some of the process. You will not have to visit your GP surgery to pick up your paper prescription as the GP will send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice (known as a nomination). Or, you can order through us as you normally would via telephone, in person or using our online service and Angel will request your prescription from your GP. By nominating a pharmacy for EPS there will be a significant reduction in waiting times for your medication to be ready.
To nominate a pharmacy you will need to speak to the pharmacy you want to nominate or your GP surgery. You will not need a computer to nominate your pharmacy as all nominations can be done by your chosen pharmacy or GP surgery. Angel Pharmacy have added a nomination form to their website which you can fill in.
You will benefit more from this new service if you require a regular repeat prescription and use a specific pharmacy for all your medicines. You may not benefit from this service if you don’t collect prescriptions on a regular basis or collect medicines from different pharmacies.
Electronic prescription nominations can be cancelled or changed at any time by speaking to your pharmacy or GP to make sure your electronic prescriptions are sent to your new pharmacy. Make sure you tell them before the next prescription is due.
For any questions or concerns about the service, nominating your chosen pharmacy or any other questions you can either speak to your GP or you can contact Angel Pharmacy via our online contact form, or over the telephone. You can find the Angel telephone numbers here.
To nominate Angel as your pharmacy of choice for EPS then you can complete the quick form here.
Every month the Angel Customer Services team get numerous enquiries as to the stock availability of our popular pharmacy products and those that have suddenly disappeared from the marketplace. So here's an update on two of our popular products that have seen supply issues within the last couple of months, Quinoderm Cream and Alli Weight Loss Tablets.
We've had confirmation that currently Quinoderm Creams in all all strengths and sizes are out of stock throughout the supply chain. As of the time of this blog there has been no time scale given as to when stocks will be available. Quinoderm Face Washes are not affected and are available. An alternative product to the Quinoderm Creams that is on the market is PanOxyl Aquagel is 10% w/w Benzoyl Peroxide. You can purchase PanOxyl at Angel Pharmacy for only £2.99.
Another highly popular product that's been out of the supply chain for a while is Alli weight loss tablets. We have been told that stocks on this product won't be available until some time at the end of the year which is not good news for some. Alternative popular products are XLS Medical and Adios tablets.
We'll keep you updated on stocks on these products, and you can also go to the products on our website and sign up to an email notification when these stocks become available again.
Remember, we love to hear from you so get in touch at email@example.com, call us on 01305 777705 or get onto the live chat!
Angel Website Manager.
There is lots of information available about sexual health, but not all of it is accurate. You can get accurate information from many clinics and health professionals who offer confidential and accurate information about safe sex, contraception, pregnancy and STI’s. Why not visit our website to view our sexual health products along with the reliable information that our website provides? Our Pharmacists are happy to help with any questions or queries that you may have, so you can get in touch with us either by phone or by email.
To make sure you stay safe we’re offering great prices on our Durex Condoms (packs of 14) and also on our Clamelle products.
Durex provide a wide range of condoms which come in different colours, sizes, textures,
tastes and other benefits. They all aim to keep you safe because your sexual lifestyle is important. Amongst many other things it’s all about knowing your body, knowing which forms of contraception are best for you and also knowing about the different forms of STI’s so that you can help protect yourself.
Do you know how effective some forms of contraception are?
- The male condom is 98% effective if used correctly.
- The female condom is up to 95% effective. However it can sometimes split if it is being used incorrectly.
- The Pill is up to 99% effective if used correctly. However, it does not protect against STI’s.
- The contraceptive implant is up to 99% + effective.
- The contraceptive injection is up to 99% + effective.
- Diaphragms and caps are up to 92%-96% effective. Sponges are 89%-91% effective.
Clamelle offer an anonymous and convenient way to test and treat Clamydia. All you need to do is purchase one of their testing kits from your local pharmacy or online. You can complete the urine test in the privacy of your own home and post it directly to the laboratory to be tested. You can either have your result sent to you in the post within 7 days or it can be returned to your local pharmacy. Clamelle also provide tablets which treat Clamydia. You must have a positive reading for Clamydia before you can purchase these Clamelle tablets and your request for purchasing them will be authorised by a pharmacist first.
Angel Pharmacy Pharmacist
I suffer from oily skin so I have to be careful not to use foundations that will make me look shiny during the day. I have recently been using the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation and I have to say that it is a fantastic product! This product is amazing as it covers all blemishes and controls the shine on my face yet feels light on my skin. I would definitely recommend trying this foundation.
Another Rimmel London product that I have been testing out is their Match Perfection 2 in 1 Concealer and highlighter. Only a small amount of this product is needed and it goes a long way. I like to apply this product under my eyes to illuminate the eye area, on my eyebrow bones, on the highest point of my cheek bones towards my temples and also on the bridge of my nose to shape and define areas of your face. I would advise taking a look at some online tutorials for more information and guidance on contouring with make-up.
Summer is here! Now is the time to stock up on summer products and a good bronzer is a must have! I recommend trying out the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer Powder for a more natural look, and what’s even better is it contains a sun protection factor 8… hello sunshine! This product gives you to have a healthy glow whatever the weather . Here are a few tips on apply bronzer:
1. Apply bronzer sparingly as too much of it can make your skin look dirty and will look too dark for your skin.
2. Apply the bronzer under your cheekbones to make your cheekbones stand out.
3. Use the bronzer on your temple area which helps to shape your face and gives more of a sun kissed look.
So go on, give them a go and let us know what you think!
Why it is becoming more common is hotly debated, but air pollution – especially inhaling hydrocarbon particles from diesel exhausts – is suggested as a prime cause. Global warming, which means that summer starts earlier, also prolongs your exposure to pollen. In spring, the culprits are usually tree pollens (birch, hazel, elder, plane trees). In summer, grasses and ragweed are troublesome and, this year, the grass pollen season is predicted to run from late May until early August. If symptoms persist into autumn then you may be reacting to mould and fungal spores.
When immune cells protecting your nose and eyes encounter a pollen protein to which you are sensitive, they release histamine. This powerful chemical triggers inflammation and swelling and is responsible for the common hayfever symptoms of stuffy nose, increased mucus, sneezing, coughing and itchy, watery eyes.
Antihistamines and anti-inflammatory medications are therefore the mainstay of treatment. Oral antihistamines are effective at reducing symptoms of a runny nose and sneezing, but tend to be less effective against a stuffed up nose. Some older antihistamines are sedating, but newer ones (eg acrivastine, cetirizine, loratadine) are not.
Many people find that nasal corticosteroid sprays offer better relief of symptoms overall than oral antihistamines. There is no clear evidence to suggest one nasal corticosteroid spray is more effective than another, however. As some sprays are more expensive than others, it is worth trying a cheaper one first. If problems persist, the British National Formulary suggest using an antihistamine spray containing azelastine to help control breakthrough symptoms. These products are all available without a prescription from pharmacies.
Ideally, treatment should start two to three weeks before the hayfever season starts, but this is not always easy to predict.
Wear wrap-around sunglasses when going out to minimise eye symptoms, and protect your nose by applying a pollen barrier balm, powder or spray. This helps to prevent pollen grains coming in contact with the nasal lining to reduce histamine release.
If symptoms continue to prove troublesome, see your doctor as other treatments are available on prescription.
Dr Sarah Brewer
Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working in general practice, she gained a master's degree in nutritional medicine from the University of Surrey. As well as being a licensed doctor, Sarah is now also a Registered Nutritionist, a Registered Nutritional Therapist and an award winning health writer. Sarah is the author of over 50 popular self-help books, and the editor of YourWellness magazine www.yourwellness.com.
The Angel team will be at the main Dorchester Waitrose in Dorchester on Friday 16th May 2014 to carry out Free NHS Health Checks for the public. The event starts at 9:30am and will finish around 4:30pm.
To qualify for a Free NHS Health Check you need to be aged between 40 and 74 and have not been diagnosed with any of the following:
- Heart Failure
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Stroke/ TIA
- Renal Disease/ CKD
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Or are receiving Palliative Care
So if you are local to the area and fit this criteria why not come and see us!
Angel Customer Services.
Here on the Angel Website team we’ve spent many months designing a new system that we feel gives our customer’s a streamlined experience for ordering prescriptions and shopping for those important retail purchases.
As Website Manager I’d like to thank all those involved in the design and build of the website. We are really proud of the area in which we live and work and with such talent on our doorstep we’ve sourced all our contractors within the Dorset region.
My first thank you is to our wonderful developers Strange Corp, who are based in Bournemouth, for their diligence and attention to details on this very complicated build.
Secondly thank you to our photographer Lara Jayne Thorpe for her inspired vision and imagery that runs throughout the website which, I’m sure you’ll agree, is magnificent! Also, thanks to our bevy of gorgeous models who are all local to the Weymouth area.
Lastly, to all those at Angel HQ that have brought the project together I offer a huge thank you. I personally would like to give special thanks to my right hand lady Abby - who also doubles as our human model on the Pets page – for being a real trooper in ploughing through the massive workload to get the site launched on time.
We all hope you enjoy the new website and if you want to learn more you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01305 777705 and one of the team will be happy to help.
We hope to see you on our site soon!
(A very proud) Website Manager.