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The Isle of Man Pharmacy Contractors' Association (IOMPCA) is an independent organisation comprising a collection of pharmacies on the Isle of Man and is dedicated to service to the Manx community.

What is a Community Pharmacy?
Community pharmacists not only oversee the dispensing and storage of all medicines given to patients, but also provide a variety of health related services including advice in areas such as asthma care and diabetes care.

Your community pharmacist is also always there to help you decide what is best for you and your family. This is why it is important to stay with one pharmacist or pharmacy.

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Staying with one pharmacy allows the pharmacist to maintain your health records and to provide you with the best advice whenever you have questions about current or new prescriptions, over-the-counter medications or herbal products.
 
 
Seasonal Top Tips

At this time of year many of us start with what used to be called a "summer cold" until it was discovered that often these blocked up noses, runny eyes, sore throats etc. were caused by pollen in the air, yes hay fever time!

Don't ignore the symptoms even if you haven't had them before, hay fever often develops later in life. Just ask your Pharmacist for advice. You can have tablets to tackle many of the symptoms all at once and without feeling drowsy or you can just treat the things which bother you most e.g. with a nasal spray or eye drops.

Don't forget as always, when you are in the pharmacy, to mention other medicines you may be taking, whether prescribed by your doctor or other things you may buy over the counter. Just occasionally medicines you buy don't mix well with medicines you get on a prescription and it's always best to check.

Your pharmacist will always have time to discuss your medicines with you and if you want to talk a little longer then you can arrange a suitable time for you to call in. This will allow the pharmacist to review everything you are taking with you to ensure you are getting the best from your treatment. It's all confidential and free of charge; all you need to do is ask if you can arrange a "Medication Use Review" (MUR). 

Why not also discuss with your pharmacist your needs for protection from the sun.  It may not feel like the tropics but our sun can still cause nasty burns. Over exposure to the sun can also over time damage your skin enough to cause skin cancers, another reason for taking extra care. Talk to your pharmacist if you have any concerns about your skin and reaction to the sun, you may even be taking a medicines which will need you to be extra careful.

Your pharmacist is often very busy but is also very patient and there will always be time for them to set your mind at rest, answer your queries or give you sound healthy advice.



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Latest post in Public Forum
Drug shortages for some patients - Ian Hemensley says 'Some patients are being affected by medicine supply problems.

Over the past few months UK and Manx pharmacies have been experiencing increasing difficulties obtaining some manufacturer's products, which is leading to shortages for some patients.

There are many reasons for this issue according to Ian Hemensley, Pharmacist and Secretary of the Association.

He said: 'One problem is that many companies are now restricting which wholesalers can supply their products, in an attempt to reduce the risk of counterfeit me ... read more
 
   
   
Chair's Note
Welcome to the website of the Isle of Man Pharmacy Contractors Association. Over time we hope you will come to rely on this site whenever you have a medicine related health concern, or just need to know when your pharmacy is open.
Additionally it will point you in the direction of other official sites where you can investigate political moves on health on the Island, where you can plan your own healthy living programme or where you can link with world wide health matters via the BBC Health Topics.
The Island pharmacies offer you much more than a dispensing service and discussing your medicines with you and this site will show you which pharmacies can offer up to 30 additional opportunities to meet your pharmacist and their trained support staff to access these specialist services.
We hope you will find the site useful and we look forward to reading any concerns you may have or just your opinions on services, medicines and your health via our Forums.
 
Peter Curphey FRPharmS
   
   
 
Isle of Man Pharmacy Contractors' Association Officers
Chair : Edwin Kinrade MRPharmS
Kinrade's Pharmacy, Ballaquayle Road, Douglas, Tel: [01624] 673912
e edwin@kinrades.manx.biz
Vice Chair : David Whelan MRPharmS
Lloyds Pharmacy, 22 Woodbourne Road, Douglas, Tel: [01624] 675900
e david.whelan@lloydspharmacy.co.uk

Treasurer : Matt Cringle MRPharmS
Clear Pharmacy, 13 Castle Street, Douglas, Tel: [01624] 673402
e matt@clearhealthcare.com
Secretary : Ian Hemensley MRPharmS, Dip Pharm, Prescribing Pharmacist
Hemensleys Pharmacy, 1 Windsor Road, Douglas, Tel: [01624] 675162
e ian@hemensleyspharmacy.com
 
   
   
 

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