Pharmacists are trained healthcare professionals who can offer free health advice at any time. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help about everyday illnesses and cuts and bruises. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Pharmacists can also advise on general wellbeing, including healthy eating, obesity, sexual health and giving up smoking. Pharmacists across the borough now have private consultation rooms where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest a visit to your GP for more serious symptoms.
Find your nearest pharmacist
Please use the Find a Service location finder on the right hand side of the page. Using the drop down box, select pharmacies and enter your postcode.
You can visit a pharmacy in your area seven days a week, and between 7.30am and 10.30pm Monday to Friday. Exact opening hours can vary for each pharmacy. Use the Find a Service location finder to search for your local pharmacy and their individual opening hours.
Click here for pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year 2016/17
Your local pharmacist speaks your language
Pharmacy staff often speak several languages for your convenience - just ask.
Please select the links below for some of the services provided by the borough's community pharmacies:
- Chlamydia screening and treatment service
- Emergency hormonal contraceptive service
- The flu vaccine service
- Minor ailments scheme 'Care at the Chemist'
- Supervised consumption of medication
- Needle and syringe exchange service
- Palliative care drug scheme
View a copy of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment here.
Supplementary statements to the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment are available below:
Electronic Prescription Service
The NHS is introducing a new and more convenient way for you to obtain medication, including repeat prescriptions, from your chosen pharmacy.
The service will be introduced to all GP practices in the Rochdale borough in phases over the coming months. This site will continue to be updated with details of the practices using the Electronic Prescription Service.
Further information about the Electronic Prescription Service.