Northampton pharmacy back open after revamp

Richard Knott, area manager, Barbara Wills, pharmacy manager, Marjorie Tomalin, relief manager and Vishaal Pandya, pharmacist, cut the ribbon of the new Lloyds Pharmacy

Richard Knott, area manager, Barbara Wills, pharmacy manager, Marjorie Tomalin, relief manager and Vishaal Pandya, pharmacist, cut the ribbon of the new Lloyds Pharmacy

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A pharmacy in Northampton has re-opened after a revamp to improve its services.

The Ardington Road Lloyds Pharmacy in Christchurch Medical Centre has been transformed as part of a bid to modernise the pharmacy and its healthcare services.

Pharmacy manager Barbara Wills 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.

“Many people find managing their medicines difficult but there is 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.

"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.”