There's never been a better time


Are you having problems with:

  • running out of your tablets
  • collecting your prescription
  • side effects of the medication
What you can do Who can help?
Arrange to:
  • make a note on your calendar a week before the tablets run out to order more
  • ask if your pharmacist would deliver to your door
  • keep a list of the effects that you think are due to the medication
  • talk to you doctor about the side effects you are experiencing

A friend, neighbour, relative or carer might help.

You should contact your General Practitioner or you could ask for advice from your local Pharmacist.

NHS Direct provides confidential health advice and information around the clock.

Message in a bottle

message in a bottle

Message in a bottle encourages people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a small plastic bottle in the fridge.

If the emergency services are called to your home, they can quickly find vital information about your health. Bottles are funded by local Lions Clubs and are free to users. Ask your local GP surgery or pharmacy for details.


Contact numbers

For a health emergency