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Healthy living medical services can include alcohol reduction, smoking cessation and weight loss services. Over 60% of all smokers want to quit, whilst 23% of the UK population is now classed as obese, and both groups of patients are desperately looking for help. By setting up a smoking cessation service or a weight loss service in your pharmacy you can fill that gap in primary care, help those who need it and create an innovative way to help boost your own pharmacy income. Read below how your fellow contractors have been doing it.
Gurbaksh Singh, superintendent pharmacist at Vantage Chemist in Coventry, talks to Saša Janković about running an HIV testing service.
Vale of Neath Pharmacy in Glynneath
Niki Watts, pharmacist owner and IP at Vale of Neath Pharmacy in Glynneath, Wales, is running an independent prescribing service.
Sunil Kochhar, consultant pharmacist and IP at Regent Pharmacy in Gravesend, tells Saša Janković about offering a genetic testing for hair loss
Pharm-Assist (Healthcare) Ltd
Clinical pharmacist Liz Foster from Pharm-Assist (Healthcare) Ltd in Leeds, talks to Saša Janković about providing risk management and service development at Little Woodhouse Hall Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health Service inpatient unit, a secure Adolescent CAMHS unit.
Patricia Ojo, owner and independent prescribing pharmacist at Stevens Pharmacy in New Eltham, talks to Saša Janković about running a pathology service.
Richard Griffiths, co-owner at Griffiths Pharmacy in Garden City, Deeside, talks to Saša Janković about running a diabetes screening and support service
John Bell & Croyden
Reshma Malde, superintendent pharmacist at John Bell & Croyden in London, talks to Saša Janković about running a dietetic and phlebotomy service
Pharmacist and IP Ali Hashemian is director of Bath and District Pharmacy Limited, which owns Pulteney Pharmacy and Bathampton Pharmacy in Bath. He tells Saša Janković about the benefits his customers are seeing from their weight loss service
PillBox Chemists Ltd
Gurdeep Nanra, IP and Head of Group Pharmacy Services at PillBox Chemists Ltd, talks to Saša Janković about the utility of running a phlebotomy service
Dr Mark Timoney, owner and superintendent pharmacist at Timoney Pharmacy In Lambeg, Northern Ireland, talks to Saša Janković about his involvement in social prescribing.
The Priory Community Pharmacy
Pharmacy technician Shamma Baig from The Priory Community Pharmacy in Dudley, talks to Saša Janković about setting up a community pharmacy and primary care cross-sector collaborative-working falls service.
Anita Gribbin Pharmacy
Anita Gribbin, pharmacist and owner of Anita Gribbin Pharmacy in Toomebridge, County Antrim, talks to Saša Janković about setting up a counselling and mental health support service for her community.
Eoghan O’Brien, owner of Bannside Pharmacy in Portglenone, Co Antrim, talks to Saša Janković about setting up a diabetes control and reversal programme.
Scorah Chemists, Bramhall, Stockport
Ahmed Al-Liabi, pharmacist and IP at Scorah Chemists in Bramhall, talks to Saša Janković about adding a weight management service during the pandemic
FT Taylor Pharmacy
Purvi Barchha, superintendent pharmacist at FT Taylor Pharmacy in Watford, talks to Saša Janković about setting up a life-changing blood pressure check service.
West Howe Pharmacy
Fiorina Caravona Di Losa, pharmacist manager at West Howe pharmacy in Bournemouth, talks to Saša Janković about running a smoking cessation service.
David Broome, director at Stancliffe Pharmacy in Leeds, talks to Saša Janković about helping patients understand their medicines after discharge.
Jackie Lewis, owner, superintendent pharmacist director and IP at Lewis Pharmacy in Exmouth, Devon, talks to Saša Janković about running a cancer care service.
Community pharmacist Gareth Evans talks to Saša Janković about adding sleep and snoring advice to his weight management service at Wansford Pharmacy in Peterborough.
Abdul Bux, pharmacy manager at Chorley Pharmacy in Lancashire, tells Saša Janković why every community pharmacy should offer a weight management service.
M & A Weinronk
Andrew Weinronk speaks to Saša Janković about how his pharmacy is helping to improve the care of patients who have recently been discharged from hospital.
Pharmacy locum Simranjit Jhita talks to Saša Janković about the benefits of being a peripatetic IP.
Raj Rohilla, director and superintendent pharmacist at Midhurst Pharmacy in West Sussex, tells Saša Janković how the pandemic led to him setting up a blood pressure testing service.
Marsden Road Pharmacy
Tahir Patel speaks to Rachel Carter about Marsden Road Pharmacy’s smoking cessation service.
Pharmacist and owner Mark Burdon talks to Saša Janković about adding a weight loss clinic to the suite of services on offer at his Whickham Pharmacy in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Al Patel speaks to Rachel Carter about his pharmacy’s weight loss service.
Maddyson Chan, a fourth year pharmacy student at Cardiff University, tells Saša Janković about her idea for a drug consultation service for people with a disability.
Victoria Park Pharmacy
Robin Mitchell, superintendent pharmacist at Victoria Park Pharmacy in Dorchester, talks to Saša Janković about running community-based smoking cessation services.
The Health Dispensary
Rachel Carter speaks to Ali Sparkes about her pharmacy’s weight loss service, which has been running since the mid 90s.
Rachel Carter learns about Jaysons Pharmacy’s warfarin monitoring service and how it’s helping patients stay healthier.
Name of pharmacist: Mark Baffoe-Bonnie.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2018.
North East London LPC
Hemant Patel, secretary of North East London LPC, discusses why pharmacy must grasp the clinical services agenda and how his area has approached it
Letchworth, Newington and Pierremont Pharmacies
Name of pharmacist: Graham Phillips.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2019.
Name of pharmacist: Jack Lewis.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2018.
Name of pharmacist: Mahyar Nickkho-Amiry.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2017.
Rachel Carter speaks to Jack Lewis, pharmacy manager at Mayberry Pharmacy Blackwood in Wales about his approach to supporting patients to quit smoking