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New look pharmacy opens in Bamber Bridge

Posted on - 13th March, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Business, Preston News
Doreen Wickes from Clayton opens the pharmacy watched by Wendy Scanlon, pharmacist Meriem Denai, practice manager Kelly Howarth-Lloyd and Margaret Hampson.
Doreen Wickes from Clayton opens the pharmacy watched by Wendy Scanlon, pharmacist Meriem Denai, practice manager Kelly Howarth-Lloyd and Margaret Hampson.

A pharmacy in the centre of Bamber Bridge has seen a major refit.

Lloyds Pharmacy in St Mary’s Road was officially reopened by one of its oldest customers.

Doreen Wicks, 87, cut the ribbon on Thursday (9 March) as the new layout was unveiled.

Pharmacy manager Kelly Haworth-Lloyd said: “We’re delighted with our transformation. As people live for longer it’s important that we take a more active role in managing our health but that we also have easy to access support to help us along the way.

“Pharmacy already plays a vital role in medicines management and now, with our modern make-over, we are better equipped to offer more services and have a more inviting place for people to visit us for advice on staying healthy, as well as remedies for when feeling poorly.

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“Many people find managing their medicines difficult but there are now a range of ways available to make the whole process easier. Not all patients know they can ask their GP to send prescriptions directly to us, speeding up the process and saving them time.

A nice touch as Doreen is presented with flowers
A nice touch as Doreen is presented with flowers

“For those on long-term medication, three months or more, we offer the NHS medicines check-up, which is a free consultation to help patients better understand the medicines they are taking, why they have been prescribed and how to take them more easily to get the most from them.”

The pharmacy is open from 8.15am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday, and now has an enhanced pain management service offering bespoke advice to those living with chronic pain or experiencing acute pain.

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