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Clinical Ambassadors in Healthy living

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.



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



Timoney Pharmacy

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.



Bannside Pharmacy

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.



Stancliffe Pharmacy

David Broome, director at Stancliffe Pharmacy in Leeds, talks to Saša Janković about helping patients understand their medicines after discharge.



Lewis Pharmacy

Jackie Lewis, owner, superintendent pharmacist director and IP at Lewis Pharmacy in Exmouth, Devon, talks to Saša Janković about running a cancer care service.



Wansford Pharmacy

Community pharmacist Gareth Evans talks to Saša Janković about adding sleep and snoring advice to his weight management service at Wansford Pharmacy in Peterborough.



Chorley Pharmacy

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.



Midhurst Pharmacy

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.



Whickham Pharmacy

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.



Lee Pharmacy

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.



Jaysons Pharmacy

Rachel Carter learns about Jaysons Pharmacy’s warfarin monitoring service and how it’s helping patients stay healthier.



Touchwood Pharmacy

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.



Mayberry Pharmacy

Name of pharmacist: Jack Lewis.

How long have you been offering this service? Since 2018.



Dears Pharmacy

Name of pharmacist: Mahyar Nickkho-Amiry.

How long have you been offering this service? Since 2017.



Mayberry Pharmacy

Rachel Carter speaks to Jack Lewis, pharmacy manager at Mayberry Pharmacy Blackwood in Wales about his approach to supporting patients to quit smoking


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