MEDICX PHARMACY’S CENTRAL TEAM RELOCATES TO BIGGER PREMISES

AWARD-winning MedicX Pharmacy has relocated its Central Team to larger premises following three years of sustained growth and development.

The company, which offers modern, patient-focused pharmacy healthcare with a national infrastructure of 16 pharmacy practices, has moved its headquarters from premises in Chorley to new offices in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

During the last nine months, the company has opened seven new pharmacy practices providing services to suit the needs of patients and local communities with late night, weekend and bank holiday opening hours.

Pharmacy practices are located in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire as well as locations in the South including Surrey, Wiltshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London.

Alongside dispensing and free prescription deliveries, pharmacy practices provide a wide range of advisory, testing and screening services.

Steve Jeffers, Chief Executive of MedicX Pharmacy, which opened its very first pharmacy practice in Chorley in 2009, said they were sad to leave their original premises, although the move would enable MedicX Pharmacy Chorley to expand its services into the vacated space.

He explained: “We’re very pleased to announce that our Central Team has now moved to bigger premises in Skelmersdale at the Paddock Business Centre in West Pimbo.

“Given our sustained growth during the last 12 months, we now require larger office space to oversee operations for all 16 pharmacy practices and provide additional capacity for the future.

“We take with us many fond memories of Chorley but look forward to expanding our pharmacy practice locations throughout England from our new Central Team headquarters.”

Notes to Editors

Picture Caption: Chief Executive of MedicX Pharmacy, Steve Jeffers (available for download at the bottom of this editorial)

MedicX Pharmacy has a total of 16 pharmacy practices. The first MedicX Pharmacy opened in Chorley, Lancashire January 2009. Pharmacy 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.

The company’s HealthSpace brand, located at selected pharmacy practices, offers treatment room facilities for health professionals to provide additional services such as physiotherapy and chiropody.

MedicX Pharmacy Blackpool was presented with the Chemist + Druggist Clinical Service of the Year 2011 award. MedicX Pharmacy Apsley was among the prize-winners in the Chemist + Druggist Platinum Design Awards 2012 which recognised pharmacies that have created the best healthcare environments.

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