Services at C&T Pharmacy

We offer a wide range of services here at C&T

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Prescriptions

We dispense NHS and private prescriptions from Doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), Dentists registered with the General Dental Council and any other prescription from the NHS. However, we cannot accept prescriptions specifically for hospital use only.

Over the Counter Products (OTC)

We stock a wide range of OTC medication to treat minor ailments such as cough and colds etc.

Disposal of unwanted medication

You can bring any unused or unwanted medication for safe disposal in our pharmacy.

Substance Misuse Service

We provide methadone dispensing and supervised consumption of methadone/subutex.

Pregnancy Testing

We offer a pregnancy testing service in our pharmacy. Please contact us for more details.

There is a charge for this service.

Private Consultation Room

We have a private consultation room for anyone wanting to discuss any confidential and personal matters with our pharmacist or friendly staff.

Ostomy and Surgical Appliances Supply Service

We dispense ostomy and catheter products on prescriptions. The products are supplied with free disposal bags if required. We can also supply dressings on your prescriptions.

Free Services

We also offer a wide range of free services

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Flu Vaccination

We run a seasonal flu vaccination service from September to February.

The eligible groups are:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • carers
  • household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • people aged from 18 to less than 65 years of age with one or more of the following medical conditions:
  • chronic respiratory disease
  • chronic heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
  • diabetes
  • splenic dysfunction; or
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)

New Medicine Service

This service is to provide support and advice over several weeks when a new medicine has been prescribed.

It is available to people who have been prescribed a new medicine for the following conditions:

  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • people who have been prescribed a blood-thinning medicine
The initial appointment

You will be asked to sign a consent form and can ask the pharmacist any questions about the medicine that you may have.

The second appointment

You will be invited to an appointment 7-14 days after you first receive your medicine. The pharmacist will ask you questions about how you are getting on with your new medicine. You can also discuss any issues that you might have experienced.

The third appointment

This is a follow up appointment 14 to 21 days after you receive your new medicine. You can catch up with the pharmacist to talk about how things are going with the medicine and ask for more advice if needed.

Minor Ailments Scheme

Many minor illnesses such as coughs and colds, hay fever, headaches, indigestion, head lice etc can be treated by medicines that can be purchased from the pharmacy. We can give out certain over-the-counter medicines FREE of charge to patients who are exempt from prescription charges to treat minor illnesses.

The advantages of this service are:

  • We can give out FREE medicines to patients who do not pay for prescription charges.
  • No need to see the doctor and therefore saving you time.
  • We will refer you to the doctor or other healthcare provider if the condition cannot be treated by the pharmacist.
  • No appointment necessary.

To use this service, you must be registered with a doctor that is in the Trafford and Manchester areas. If you are unclear about the service, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 881 4777.

Medicines Use Review (MUR)

We offer a FREE medicine review regarding your regular medication. If you are worried about side effects, drug interactions or any other issues regarding your medication, please feel free to ask the pharmacist. No appointment necessary.

Patient Monitored Dosage systems

We offer weekly dosette box that can be useful for patients who have difficulty remembering to take their medications correctly. To take advantage of this FREE service, you would need to contact us on 0161 881 4777.

Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Our accredited pharmacist can supply free of charge emergency hormonal contraception (levonorgestrel) when appropriate to clients in line with the requirement of a locally agreed Patient Group Direction. If the emergency contraceptive tablet is unsuitable, the client will be referred to a GP, the family planning clinic or Brook Advisory Centre. Please contact the pharmacy to check our accredited pharmacist's availability.

Blood Pressure Check

Many people are not aware of the risks involved with having high blood pressure as the symptoms do not usually show up. However if high blood pressure is untreated, the chances of having other illnesses such as heart problems, strokes, etc could increase.

We can offer FREE blood pressure checks and lifestyle advice for anyone who wishes to have their blood pressure monitored and no appointment is necessary.