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Nathan Wyatt


How to survive Pharmageddon

Boots closing their UEA branch has created lots of problems, particularly for students with disabilities and international students. With the all-day bus pass now costing £4.50, students will have to pay even more to access the medicine they need. We're working hard and have been speaking to both the university and local community leaders to find solutions. 

In the meantime, here is some resources to help you get access to your prescriptions in the local area: 

  1. Beechcroft Pharmacy, NR5 ORS - 9AM-1PM, 1PM-6PM 

  2. Boots, Dereham Rd, NR5 8TU - 8:45AM-6PM 

  3. Allied Pharmacy, Earlham West, NR5 8AD - 9AM-6PM 

  4. Lloyds Pharmacy, West End St, NR2 4JJ - 9AM-1PM, 1PM-6PM 

  5. Wellbeing, Oak St, NR3 3BA - 9AM-6PM 

  6. Boots, Anglia Square, NR3 1DY - 8:30AM-5PM 

  7. N&N Hospital Pharmacy, NR4 7UY - 8:30AM-5:30PM 

  8. Boots, Church Ln, NR4 6NU - 8AM-8PM 

  9. Hurn Chemist, Unthank Rd, NR2 2PE - 9AM-6:30PM 

  10. Vauxhall Pharmacy, Suffolk Square, NR2 2AA - 8:30AM-6PM 

  11. St Stephens Gate, Wessex St, NR2 2TJ - 7AM-1PM, 1PM-10PM 

  12. Lloyds, Brazen Gate, NR1 3RX - 8AM-8PM 

  13. Superdrug, St Stephens St, NR1 3SA - 8:30AM-6:30PM 

  14. Boots, Hall Rd, NR1 3HP - 8:30AM-6:30PM 

  15. Well Pharmacy, Hall Rd, NR12AD - 9AM-6PM 



  1. Boots Castle Mall, NR1 3DD - Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat: 8am-6pm, Thu: 8am-8pm, Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm 

  2. Boots Riverside, NR1 1RW - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-7pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: Closed 

  3. Boots Longwater, NR5 0JT - Mon-Sat: 7:30am-10:30pm, Sun: 8:30am-6:30pm 

  4. Morrisons Pharmacy, Albion Way, NR1 1WU - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-10:30pm, Sat: 8am-7pm, Sun: 10am-4pm 

  5. St Stephens Gate, Wessex St, NR2 2TJ - Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm, Sun: 10am-8pm 

  6. Lionwood Pharmacy, NR1 4NT - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:15pm, Sat: 9am-12pm, Sun: Closed 

  7. Roundwell Pharmacy, NR5 0GB - Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat: 8am-4pm, Sun: 9am-12pm 

  8. Woodside Pharmacy, NR7 9QL - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:30pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: Closed 

  9. ASDA, Hellesdon, NR6 5DT - Mon: 8am-11pm, Tues-Fri: 7am-11pm, Sat: 7am-10pm, Sun: 10am-4pm 



  1. Free home delivery on NHS Prescription 

  2. One-off and repeat prescriptions. 

  3. Free NHS prescriptions (if eligible) 



  1. Up to date info on opening hours 

  2. Contact details to check if prescriptions are available. 

  3. Map and directions 



  1. Similar to Pharmacy2U 

  2. Click-and-collect service available. 

  3. (Reasonably) close collection to campus