NHS Pharmacy Services

Dispense Prescriptions

Pharmacies can dispense both NHS and Private prescriptions. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your medication, the pharmacist is available to help.

Advice for Self Care

You can ask your pharmacist and trained health care staff for advice on how to treat a minor ailment, managing a long term condition or the details of a help or support group. Where the pharmacist cannot help you will be referred  to the appropriate health care professional or organisation.

Safe Disposal of Medicines

If you have any unwanted or expired medicines you should not try to dispose of them yourself, just bring them into the pharmacy where they can safely be disposed of.

Emergency Contraception Supply

If you require the morning after pill, an assessment for the eligibility and appropriateness will be carried out first and if a supply is made it will be at no char


Pharmacy First – (Minor Ailment Scheme)

Health advice without an appointment, go to your pharmacy first!

Pharmacists across Newham can give you advice on a range of minor health problems for FREE.

With the Pharmacy First Scheme – (Minor Ailments), your pharmacist can treat you for minor health problems without an appointment.

Minor health problems include:

Sore ThroatInsect Bites & StingsAthletes Foot
ColdSoft Tissue InjuryHead Lice
High-TemperatureConstipationMouth Ulcers
HeadachesDiarrhoeaBack Pain
IndigestionVaginal ThrushTeething

The Pharmacy First Scheme – (Minor Ailment Scheme) is FREE for all patients that do not pay for prescriptions.

However, if you normally pay for prescriptions the pharmacist can still provide advice and medicines for a reasonable price.

For more information about Pharmacy First Scheme – (Minor Ailment Scheme), talk to your local pharmacy, or visit www.nhs.uk to find out if your pharmacy is participating.


Useful Telephone Numbers

BECKTON DENTAL CENTRE - 020 7511 9101

DAY LEWIS PHARMACY - 020 7474 1538

CHEMIST (ASDA) - NEW PHARMACY - 020 7540 2910

CHEMIST (FREEMASON'S) - 020 7476 2254

CHEMIST (MR. PATEL) - 020 7476 0243

CHEMIST (ROYAL DOCKS) - 020 7511 4157

SHARPS BIN (NEWHAM) AFTER 12 NOON EX 47306 - 020 8430 2000

SHARPS BIN (NEWHAM) BEFORE 12NOON EX 26236 - 020 8430 2000

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