MEDICX PHARMACY THINGWALL WELCOMES MORE THAN 4000 PATIENTS

MEDICX Pharmacy Thingwall has welcomed more than 4,000 patients to its register since it opened at the beginning of the year.

MedicX Pharmacy Practice Manager Gina Evans said they have had an overwhelming response to their services and facilities based in the newly built Warrens Medical Centre, which opened in February.

The team has also raised more than £130 for charity after organising a home-made cake sale and raffle with match-funding by MedicX Pharmacy to support Asthma UK Fundraising Week.

Gina explained: “We’re delighted to have welcomed more than 4,000 patients to MedicX Pharmacy Thingwall. Not only do we dispense medicines but we’re also here to provide help and assistance about all aspects of medication, health and well-being.

“Everyone loves the setting here at the Warrens; it is a very relaxing and pleasant place to visit and with the pharmacy being open until 10pm each day including bank holidays, patients have real ‘peace of mind’ that they can easily access the medicines they need.

“MedicX Pharmacy is also dedicated to providing a very personal and discreet service; when patients pick up their prescriptions, they receive it from the pharmacist in a semi-private area where they can ask questions and discuss their medication in confidence.”

MedicX Pharmacy Thingwall is open every day until 10pm including weekends and bank holidays.

As well as traditional dispensing, the team also provides enhanced services such as medication reviews, diagnostic screening, testing and assessments such as free blood pressure checks and smoking cessation support. A free morning and afternoon delivery service for prescriptions from all doctors surgeries in the area is available for patients living locally in Thingwall and Heswall.

MedicX Pharmacy operates 12 pharmacy practices across the country located in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire as well as the South East.

Pharmacy practices are carefully and stylishly designed to enhance the patient experience from a dedicated semi-private prescription pick-up point to touch screen information, healthcare TV and large reception desks.

The company also operates a pioneering Healthspace facility which provides consultation rooms available for fellow health practitioners to provide patient services such as physiotherapy and chiropody.

Notes to Editors

Picture Caption: L-R: Kathleen McElhinney, Practice Manager Gina Evans, Ying Chan, Claire Dutton (far back ), Jenny Whitehead, Susan Robinson, Emily Harding, Joy Davitt.

  • 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, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire. A MedicX Pharmacy brochure is available for download at www.medicxpharmacy.com
  • 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 Denise Dawson denise@icgonline.co.uk 07980 287550 Paula Holden paula@icgonline.co.uk 0777 2268378.

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