Medicines information

This page explains the different types of medicine, the difference between branded drugs and generics, and how the medicines become available. Which medicines can I buy...

Healthy body

Travelling with asthma A guide for people with asthma to help them plan their trip. Health experts advise preparing for a trip four to six weeks before...

Healthy body

Travelling with asthma A guide for people with asthma to help them plan their trip. Health experts advise preparing for a trip four to six weeks before...

Healthy body

Take care of your teeth and gums Credit:Stockbyte / Thinkstock Here’s how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the...

Vaccinations

Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally...

Alcohol support

The risks of drinking too much Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer...

Quit smoking

Stop smoking without putting on weight You may be worried about piling on the pounds when you stop smoking – but there are steps you can take to keep weight...

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Travelling with diabetes Having diabetes should not prevent you from travelling and enjoying your holidays. Planning ahead is key to having a great time away...

Quit smoking

Take steps NOW to stop smoking Practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking. Talk to your GP Many people don’t realise...

Healthy body

Minor ailments and common conditions your pharmacy can help with Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that a local...