Information & Advice
The Medicines Check Up is a free NHS service conducted by your Boots pharmacist, which can help you make sure you're getting the most from your medicines and understand as much as possible about your condition to help you manage it as best you can.
So, for example, if you have asthma or high blood pressure, you might have been prescribed several medicines to help, and may have questions you would like to ask about them.
You could be eligible for the free NHS Medicines Check Up if:
If this isn't the case, but you would like to talk to a Boots pharmacist about any medicines you are taking please visit your local pharmacy and ask. We know that it's important that you're getting the best from your medication, and our pharmacists will always try to help.
Firstly, talk to your Boots pharmacist to see if you are eligible for the NHS Medicines Check Up service. If so, you will have an informal, confidential consultation with the pharmacist in a private area in a Boots store. This should only take around 10 - 15 minutes and could be while you are waiting for your medicines to be dispensed.
The pharmacist will ask if you have any questions or concerns about your medicines. For example, you might like to know
We hope that the Medicines Check Up will help you understand more about your condition, and how to help your medicines work for you in the best way possible.
If the pharmacist feels you would benefit from going back to see your doctor for a review, they may recommend this.
If you are taking medicines for a longer-term condition, it may be useful to consider the Free Repeat Prescription Service, which is available either in store1, or online2. Quick and easy to set up, it takes away the need to revisit your surgery every time you need a new prescription and we will make sure your medicines are ready when you need them. We'll also let you know when your doctor needs to see you for a review.
1 Participating surgeries only, opening hours only
2 Charges may apply for postal services
If you are taking several medicines and find it difficult to remember which medicines to take and when, you may be interested to find out more about the Boots Medisure service.
This free service dispenses your medicines into packs that are labelled by date and time, so you can see exactly what you need to take your medicines and when. Ask your Boots pharmacist to tell you more and see if it might be suitable for you.
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