Keeping You Well This Winter

As the winter chill sets in, ensuring your health becomes paramount. Winter brings its array of health concerns, from sore throats and the flu to common colds and dry skin. At Cyncoed Pharmacy, we’re committed to keeping you healthy during the winter season, offering a range of essential services tailored to safeguard your well-being.


Sore Throat Test and Treat Service

The discomfort of a sore throat can disrupt your routine. At Cyncoed Pharmacy, our Sore Throat Test and Treat service allows patients* to be seen by an accredited pharmacist who is equipped to assist, provide guidance and necessary treatments for a speedy recovery. This may involve the pharmacist taking a swab of your throat if appropriate, to help identify Strep A infection. This is an NHS service and saves the need for a GP appointment.

*Patient must be 6 years old or over.

It is important to note that 9 out of 10 sore throat cases are caused by viral infections and therefore cannot be treated with antibiotics. However, following a consultation and assessment by the pharmacist, we can supply paracetamol and/or ibuprofen if required.


Flu Vaccinations

Protecting yourself against the flu is pivotal during the winter months. Our pharmacy offers flu vaccinations to shield you and your family from the seasonal flu’s adverse effects.

Schedule your flu vaccinations today to fortify your immune system against potential flu outbreaks.

At Cyncoed Pharmacy, we offer NHS flu jabs to people aged 18 years and over who are eligible to receive the vaccinations for FREE. The free NHS flu jab for the 2023/2024 flu season is eligible in Wales for:

  • Adults 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31st March 2024.
  • Pregnant women
  • People living with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Frontline health or social care workers
  • People working directly with patients/clients in health or social care
  • First responders and members of voluntary organisations providing emergency first aid
  • You live in a Care Home
  • People with certain medical conditions (please contact us for more information)

If you do not qualify for a free NHS flu jab we can still provide you with a private flu vaccination. The price of a private flu vaccination 2023/2024 is £20.

Who shouldn’t have the flu jab?

There are only a few exceptions as to who shouldn’t get the flu vaccination:

If you are currently unwell with a fever, you should delay getting the flu jab.

If you have an egg allergy, speak to one of our pharmacists before getting the vaccination.

*PLEASE NOTE: Our 2023/24 Flu Vaccination programme has now finished.


Common Ailment Service

A range of common ailments often accompany the winter and holiday season. At Cyncoed Pharmacy, we are able to treat minor conditions such as heartburn, acid reflux, dry eyes, dry skin(including eczema) and more.

If you live in Cardiff or are registered to a Welsh GP, you are eligible to access our Common Ailment Service.

With funding provided by the NHS in Wales, the list of what we can treat at Cyncoed Pharmacy is substantial. We pride ourselves in modern prescribing and offer NHS treatments in-store. If you’re in search of treatment for Common Ailments in Cardiff, we’re here to help you!


Travel Vaccinations for Holiday Season Trips

Travelling during the holidays? Explore our range of travel vaccinations to ensure a safe and healthy trip.

We advise booking in to consult with our expert pharmacist, Hayley Jones, 6-8 weeks before you are planning to travel to organise and receive the necessary vaccinations based on your destination and itinerary. However, we are also able to accommodate last-minute travellers.

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Winter shouldn’t hinder your health or holiday plans. At Cyncoed Pharmacy, we are dedicated to being your partner in health during the winter and beyond.

Book an appointment today or visit us in store for more advice!


Wishing you a healthy and happy winter season from all of us at Cyncoed Pharmacy!