COFFEE & CAKES AT MEDICX FOR MACMILLAN


COFFEE and cakes were the order of the day for MedicX Pharmacy practices across the country to celebrate Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

There was great support from staff and patients as everyone enjoyed delicious treats to help raise vital funds for the cancer charity.

At MedicX Pharmacy Ashton under Lyne, team members raised more than £132 with fabulous home-made cakes which were so popular there were even requests for recipes!

MedicX Pharmacy Ashton under Lyne is located in the Ashton Primary Care Centre on Old Street and there was great support from nurses and care centre staff; the Macmillan Nurse also dropped into the pharmacy to offer special thanks.

Pharmacy Manager Kay Bowden said: “Together with our patient communities and healthcare partners, MedicX Pharmacy is delighted to have taken part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

“Many thanks to everyone who got involved, whether making cakes or eating them. The day was a huge success with the people of Ashton giving very generously to Macmillan Cancer Support.”

Notes to Editors

Picture Caption:  (L-R) Trainee Dispensing Assistant Sam Wilbraham and Healthcare Assistant Julie Warner. (Picture for download at the bottom of this email)
    
•    MedicX Pharmacy has a total of 16 pharmacy practices. The first MedicX Pharmacy opened in Chorley, Lancashire January 2009. Practices are currently located in Lytham, Lancashire; Rotherham, Yorkshire; Ossett, Yorkshire; Blackpool, Lancashire; Ashton Under Lyne, Greater Manchester; Rochdale, Greater Manchester; Bermondsey Spa, London; Apsley, Hertfordshire; Hounslow, London; Thingwall, Merseyside; Tranmere, Merseyside; Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire; Wallington, Surrey; Coppull, Lancashire; Westbury, Wiltshire.

•    MedicX Pharmacy started in 2008 under the leadership of Chief Executive Steve Jeffers and Operations Director Gavin Birchall. Steve and Gavin have both worked extensively within the pharmaceutical sector at all levels from owning and managing pharmacy practices to spearheading national pharmaceutical research, working with the NHS and Primary Care Trusts as well as working with specialist health centre developers.

•    MedicX Pharmacy practices provide a wide variety of innovative and integrated pharmacy services. Many practices operate 100-hour working licences to provide late night opening hours throughout the week as well as on Bank Holidays including Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. MedicX Pharmacy works with NHS commissioners to provide a range of commissioned health care services including Medicine Use Reviews, Minor Ailment Services, Smoking Cessation Services, Weight Management Services, Specialist Dispensing Services and Influenza Vaccination Services. MedicX Pharmacy also provides a range of services to support patients in a better understanding of their health risks including blood pressure management, blood glucose measurement and healthier lifestyle assessment.

For more information about MedicX Pharmacy contact ICG PR Tel 01772 679383.Julie Hackett 07973 196 787 julie@icgonline.co.uk Paula Holden paula@icgonline.co.uk 0777 2268378.

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