Shingles Service in Bevendean - Leybourne Pharmacy

Leybourne Pharmacy, 9 Leybourne Parade, 9 Leybourne Parade, Brighton, BN2 4LW

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Free* Advice and treatment service for Shingles in Bevendean

We offer free advice and NHS-funded treatment for shingles to eligible patients through the NHS Pharmacy First Service in Bevendean. Book your appointment online.

Do you have symptoms suggestive of a shingles infection? Getting an antiviral treatment in the early stages of the shingles infection can reduce the severity and duration of symptoms.

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Who can access advice and treatment for shingles through the Free NHS Pharmacy First Service?

*The NHS Pharmacy First Service is offered by participating pharmacies in England. It is designed to offer health advice and treatments for several common conditions through pharmacies in England. Shingles is one of the seven health conditions included in the Pharmacy First service.

The age limit for this service is 18 years and over. The pharmacy team will assess your eligibility for the free NHS Pharmacy First Service. If you are not eligible, the pharmacy team may recommend a private service/treatment or sign-post you to another health service provider.

What is shingles?

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. When an individual is infected with chickenpox, the virus stays in their body in an inactive form. The inactive virus can become activated due several reasons, causing shingles.

The virus that causes chickenpox and later becomes reactivated to cause shingles is called the varicella-zoster virus.

What are the Main Symptoms of shingles?

It is important to recognise the signs and symptoms of shingles and start a treatment course.

The initial signs of shingles include:

  • Painful feeling in an area of the skin
  • Having a headache or feeling unwell

The rash usually appears a few days later. The rash occurs most commonly on the chest or tummy but it can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, eyes and genitals

The rash usually develops on one side of the body.

What are the available treatments for shingles through the Pharmacy First Service?

Your symptoms will be assessed by one of the pharmacists during a consultation. You may be offered treatment through the Pharmacy First Service if it is clinically appropriate and you are eligible under this service.

Antiviral tablets - tablets for the treatment of shingles (herpes zoster) infection

*If you are issued a prescription medicine, you will pay the standard NHS prescription charge unless you’re eligible for free prescriptions.

If the pharmacist is unable to offer treatment through this service, they will recommend an alternative or sign-post you to another service.

What is the Pharmacy First Service?

The Pharmacy First Service is an NHS service designed to offer free advice and treatments to eligible patients for several common conditions. Patients can access this service at participating pharmacies in England. The six addiontial conditions covered by this service include:

Think Pharmacy First for common conditions. Book your appointment to see one of our pharmacists at Leybourne Pharmacy.

Customer Note

The pharmacy team will assess your eligibility for the NHS Pharmacy First Service during the consultation. You may be sign-posted to another service if you are found not to be eligible for this service.

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Leybourne Pharmacy, 9 Leybourne Parade, 9 Leybourne Parade, Brighton, BN2 4LW

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Opening Hours

  • Mon 08:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 13:00
  • Sun Closed

The pharmacy is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.