Chemist has a new attitude to healthcare

A pharmacy has reopened with a new approach to meeting people’s medical needs.

Friday, 21st March 2014, 6:00 am
13/03/14 ***FREE PHOTO FOR EDITORIAL USE*** L/R: Teresa Lomas (Pharmacy Manager), Megan Andrews (Dispenser) Guillermo Sierra (Area Manager), Gill Andrews (Health Care Assistant) Chris Fletcher (One of the store's best customers cutting the ribbon), Suzanne Birds (Health Care Assistant), Sarah Sutcliffe (Pharmacy Technician), Cheuk Hung Tang (Pharmacist) and Pat Thurlby (Delivery Driver). After extensive refurbishment, Lloyds Pharmacy unveils its new-look store in Bakewell, Derbyshire F Stop Press. Tel: +44 (0)1335 300098

The ribbon at Lloyds Pharmacy, in Holme Court, Granby Croft, Bakewell, was cut by local artist Christopher Fletcher

As part of the transformation, the pharmacy now offers free, enhanced services for a range of conditions including skin health and pain management. Skin–related services cover all aspects of skin health from medicines management advice for people on prescription treatment to medicated skin products. There is also a skin analyser machine.

Manager Teresa Lomas said: “We are delighted to be a pioneer in a project that will do much to raise awareness of healthcare needs at a local level. What we want to do is help people discuss their health problems, offer support on how we can help them and how they can help themselves, all in relaxed surroundings where people can feel more comfortable talking about their concerns.

“The new skin analyser is a great addition to the services we offer. It looks at several different features, including hydration and elasticity, using scientific probes and a micro-camera. The results then help us to recommend the most suitable care routines and products.”

Pain management is another area where the Bakewell pharmacy team now offers enhanced support. The LloydsPharmacy pain control service has been found to improve 46 percent of people’s pain after just four weeks of taking the pharmacist’s advice.

“We know many who suffer from long–term health conditions don’t always want to go to their doctor every time they have a question,” Teresa continued. “Our dedicated and experienced team is supporting local residents’ healthcare needs by providing services that complement GPs and other healthcare professionals.”