Monkeypox – What is it and what symptoms should I look out for?


  If you’ve been watching the news and reading the newspapers, you’ll know that cases of a rare disease from Africa called monkeypox has been detected in the UK. The risk of catching monkeypox is low, but if you’re worried here are a few facts about the disease so you know more about it. Monkeypox […]

How to Create a Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine

Your skin is delicate, and it needs looking after. The environment and your lifestyle affect your skin, so it’s important to have a regular skincare routine. But how do you begin? Here’s a short guide to help you get started. Washing Wash your face with clean hands in warm water. It might be tempting to […]

IBD Day – What is IBD?

Your Intestines

On the 19th of May, it is National IBD Day. IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is the umbrella term for two bowel conditions: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. So, with National IBD Day in mind, we have written a short guide to explain the symptoms of the two conditions and how doctors treat […]

National Hypertension Day

National Hypertension Day

Did you know that the 17th of May is National Hypertension Day? To raise awareness about National Hypertension Day, we thought we’d talk about high blood pressure. This is a short guide telling you what hypertension is and what you can do about it. What is hypertension? Hypertension is the name given to high blood […]

The 6 Benefits of Using Perfume (and why your mother will love a bottle)

The Benefits of Wearing Perfume

March the 27th is Mother’s day, so maybe you’ve been wondering what to buy for your mum this year. Well, here at VSM Pharmacy we have a great selection of perfumes. And we’re telling you this for a good reason.

There are benefits to wearing perfume which means it’s not only a nice gift, but it can influence your mum’s wellbeing (and anyone else you want to treat).

The light at the end of the needle

At the start of March 2020, there were under 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK. By the end of March, there were over 22,000 cases, over 2,000 people had died, and the country was in lockdown.

It’s been a long, hard year since then. But the way people have fought against this disease together has been incredible.

Why you should get your Covid-19 test at your local pharmacy

It’s been a year quite like no other. We’ve all been tested in new ways, with old familiar habits challenged, and all of us having to rely on one another to a much greater degree. As well as challenges and sadness, it’s also been a time of communities pulling together.

5 reasons to get vaccinated against influenza this year

Getting an influenza (flu) jab this year is more important than usual because of COVID-19. The colder seasons are upon us and the risk of the flu is heightened because there is a chance you can catch both viruses simultaneously. Compiled below are some reasons why you should get a flu jab this year.