Our services
Some of these services are available as part of the NHS services we provide and some are available as private medical services.

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and some forms of dementia and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

For more information, visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/NHSHealthCheck/Pages/NHSHealthCheck.aspx

Blood Pressure Testing

Do you know whether your blood pressure is high, low, or just right? Often there are no obvious symptoms, but if you have high blood pressure, then it can lead to other health problems in the long-term. This is why we provide a free blood pressure testing service, which takes just a few moments. It is quick, easy, pain-free, and if your results show your blood pressure is higher, or lower, than average, then we can provide instant advice and guidance on the next steps you need to take.

Chlamydia Testing

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually-transmitted infection in the UK and you do not need to have had lots of sexual partners to be at risk. For most people chlamydia has no symptoms, so you probably won't know if you or your partner(s) have it without having a test.

Our pharmacy works within the national chlamydia testing and treatment service, providing confidential screening. If you are worried that you are at risk of chlamydia infection, then just ask to speak to our pharmacist in confidence and put your mind at rest.

Emergency Hormonal Contraception

If you are worried that the contraception you have used might have failed, or if you have had sex without using contraception, you may decide you want to use the "morning after pill" or emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) as an emergency measure. To be effective EHC needs to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Ask to speak, in confidence, with our pharmacist, they will be able to advise if EHC is suitable for you.

If we cannot help you, then we will make sure we refer you to someone who can.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or impotence as it is commonly known, affects about half of men aged between 40 and 70. So if you are experiencing it you are not alone. We know it can be frustrating for both those affected and their partners. We can provide a discreet and expert advisory service including, where appropriate, the supply of medication such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.

All of our pharmacies have spacious and newly fitted consultation rooms so you can be sure that any discussion with your pharmacist remains private. You do not need a prescription from your GP to use this service. Simply ask one of our pharmacists for more details and make a positive move in the right direction.

Flu Vaccination Service

Are you worried about catching flu? Perhaps you are concerned about having time off work, or maybe you want to make sure you do not pass it on to the more vulnerable members of your family. Whatever the reason, having a vaccination against this years strain of seasonal flu can give you protection and peace of mind.

We do not want to keep you waiting, so check with a member of the pharmacy team to find out if you need to book in advance.


Is your spring and summer ruined by watery, red and itchy eyes or sneezing and a running nose? We can provide you with treatments to help you enjoy the good weather as much as your friends and family.

Just ask any of our pharmacists for their expert opinion on treatments including antihistamine tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops.


Malaria Prevention

Are you travelling to a country where you may be at risk to malaria? Malaria infections involving UK citizens have risen by almost 30% within the last 2 years, with 1,761 cases last year.

But nearly all cases are preventable with anti-malarial drugs taken in the form of tablets. We can provide you with the medication you need. Simply ask one of our pharmacists who will be able to advise.

It is important to make arrangements in advance as you will need to start taking your medication before you travel. Anti-malarial medication can be provided privately without prescription.

We are also able to provide advice on any other travel health issues.

Free Review of Your Medicines

Do you worry about the medicines you are taking? Would you like to understand more about your regular medicines and how they are helping you? Perhaps you would like to share some concerns about how they make you feel, or find out whether there are other ways you can take them.

We can offer you a review of your medicines. This is a free service and our pharmacist will arrange it at a time to suit you. The appointment will last about 15 minutes.

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Minor Ailments

Are you feeling a bit under the weather? Perhaps you suffer from hay fever, or maybe you are struggling with a persistent cough, cold or headache? These are just some of the minor ailments our pharmacy team can help you with, without you having to visit your GP surgery. There are so many over-the-counter medicines and remedies available, but sometimes it can be confusing knowing which one might be best for you.

So, call in anytime, no appointment needed, and talk to our pharmacist, they are ready and waiting to help you.. .

Smoking Cessation

We understand how difficult it is to conquer the craving and addiction that comes with smoking. That is why we can support you, not only with nicotine replacement therapy, but with regular one-to-one appointments, providing encouragement and advice along the way.

Take the first step by talking to a member of our pharmacy team today.

Substance Misuse

We provide substance misuse clients with facilities for needle exchange, as well as supervised methadone consumption, and instalment dispensing. We understand the importance of providing these services in a non-judgmental, confidential way, and we ensure privacy and discretion at all times.

Weight Management

Need a friendly, helping hand to lose weight? We can offer healthy eating advice, as well as useful guidance on exercise and other lifestyle choices you can make to help you lose weight. With regular appointments to monitor your progress, you will receive encouragement every step of the way...

Speak to our pharmacy team today to find out more.

Mole Screening

Due to the increase in the number of cases of skin cancer (malignant melanoma) and the lack of awareness of both the risks of skin cancer or how to detect suspicious moles, Charter Pharmacy is now offering a mole screening service. This will help people become more informed of the dangers of skin cancer and provide increased and easy access to mole screening.

Who is most at risk? People with fair skin who burn easily, have lots of moles or freckles, have red or fair hair, were frequently sunburnt as a child or have a family history of skin cancer are most at risk. However, everyone should check their moles regularly for changes in appearance.

What to look for? The appearance of a new mole or a change to an existing mole. Areas of the body exposed to the sun are most at risk, with the most common places for a melanoma to develop being on a woman's lower leg and on the back for men

The mole screening service - what's involved? If you are concerned about any of your moles, the mole screening service is a very quick and painless way to check your moles for peace of mind. Any moles causing concern are scanned using the latest imaging technology in the pharmacy, capturing the depth and shape of the mole. The images are then sent for analysis by a private dermatologist and you'll receive the results within two weeks.

Scanning costs £45 for the first two moles and £15 per extra mole - significantly cheaper than visiting a private dermatologist.

The mole screening service is being offered in conjunction with ScreenCancer UK