Pestle & Mortar Pharmacy
Pestle & Mortar is a group of community pharmacies, established in 1974. We seek to provide an exceptional service across West London and have locations in Kensington, Chiswick, Shepherd’s Bush and White City.
We provide a wide range of services including NHS Services. We also stock a large range of products including Solgar Vitamins and Vitabiotics; Darphin, Caudalie, Floris and Vichy cosmetics; A. Vogel herbal products; Weleda and Nelsons homeopathic products and many others.
Health advice and information, including details of other local health services, is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year from NHS direct.
NHS Direct is accessible online at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk and also by telephone on 0845 4647.
Dispensing Electronic NHS Prescriptions
Our pharmacists are available to dispense electronic NHS prescriptions. It is a free service which gives you the opportunity to have your GP prescriptions sent electronically to us as a pharmacy of your choice. Please ask for information on this service.
Dispensing Medicines under Patient Group Directions
Patient Group Directions (PGDs), allowed us to supply or administer specified licensed medicines to groups of patients who may not be individually identified before presentation. This must be developed and agreed locally by a named senior doctor and pharmacist.
Dispensing Private Prescriptions
We provide this service to private patients who are given prescription for their medicines. It involves our close liaison with their GP, for the issue, collection and dispensing of prescriptions. Our pharmacists will be able to give them advice on their prescribed medicines and if there are any other medicines they should avoid taking.
Health Advice and Self-Care
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available to give advice on medicines and minor ailments, in private if required. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking, follow healthy diets, life style changes etc.
We can direct you to other sources of advice if we cannot help you ourselves.
We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria medicines. If you need one of your regular medicines in an emergency when you are unable to contact your doctor, we may be able to help. We must stress that this can only be done in genuine emergencies and this may incur a charge. We also dispense repeat prescriptions submitted in one go for long-term use without their visits or requests to the surgery.
Medicine Sales and Dermatological Products
We keep a wide range of over the counter medicines and dermatological products. Our staff members can help you to select the most appropriate products for your needs.