Led by pharmacy manager, Sheena Flisher, the team at LloydsPharmacy, Cranbrook, officially opened its new concept in pharmacy on Monday (March 3rd).
The Cranbrook team is the 100th LloydsPharmacy to offer a new approach to community health, which has been developed to improve access to healthcare information and support.
The ribbon was cut by TV star and Kent auctioneer Raj Bisram, who lives in the village and regularly, uses the pharmacy. Raj is a dealer on Channel 4’s Four Rooms and also co-owns and runs Bentley’s Fine Art and Antiques Auction House in Cranbrook.
Live entertainment was laid on at the opening of the pharmacy at White Lion House on the High Street with a violinist playing classical and popular music. Guests and customers also enjoyed refreshments.
To mark the 100th store opening, LloydsPharmacy also donated £100 to Kent Air Ambulance. The Cranbrook team chose the charity as it serves the local hospitals which the pharmacy work closely with by providing prescription services.
As part of the transformation, the pharmacy now offers free, enhanced services for a range of conditions, including skin health and pain management.
The pharmacy’s new skin offering covers all aspects of skin health from medicines management advice for people on prescription treatment to medicated skin products. A high-tech addition is a skin analyser machine.
Sheena 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 Cranbrook 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,” Sheena continued.
“Our dedicated and experienced team is supporting local residents’ healthcare needs by providing services that complement GPs and other healthcare professionals by offering convenient, one-to-one support in pleasant, modern surroundings.”
The 15-strong team at LloydsPharmacy Cranbrook is experienced in dealing with the individual healthcare needs of local residents. Many have worked with LloydsPharmacy for a number of years.
Sheena has six years’ service, pharmacist Graham Moreland 30 years, Elaine Allen 18, Annie Smith 17, Jenny Smith 15, Carolyn Webb 11, Jeanette McLeod and Suzanne Butler each have 10 and Angela Lambert six.
To find out more about the advice and support available at LloydsPharmacy, please visit White Lion House, High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3DF, and speak to a member of the pharmacy team or visit www.LloydsPharmacy.com.