THE very first on-site pharmacy at Herts & Essex Community Hospital in Bishop Stortford has opened.

MedicX Pharmacy Bishop Stortford is now located at the community hospital site to complement the wide range of patient services and two GP surgeries.

The new pharmacy practice, located next to Car Park B, has already received excellent feedback from patients for its on-site convenience, stylish interior design and patient-focussed approach.

Award-winning MedicX Pharmacy operates a total of 12 pharmacy practices throughout the country including practices in the South East, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire.

Largely situated within newly-built GP health centres, MedicX Pharmacy has an excellent reputation among healthcare professionals and patient communities.

MedicX Pharmacy Manager Vishal Mehta said: “We are delighted to be the very first pharmacy to be located at the Herts & Essex Community Hospital.

“Our team is working in close partnership with the hospital and GP surgeries to help us provide the very best patient care and become an integrated part of local health care provision.”

As well as traditional dispensing services and a community delivery service, the pharmacy practice will be shortly introducing advisory, testing and screening services such as blood pressure and cholesterol checks.

MedicX Pharmacy Bishop Stortford is open from 9am until 6pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9am until 1pm on Saturdays.

An official opening ceremony of MedicX Pharmacy Bishop Stortford is due to take place later this year.

Notes to Editors

  • Picture Caption: The MedicX Pharmacy Bishop Stortford team
  • 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. A MedicX Pharmacy brochure is available for download at
  • 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 Denise Dawson 07980 287550 Paula Holden 0777 2268378.