Acomb pharmacy offers new health services

Cutting edge of health: Berwick Kaler cuts the ribbon with, from left, Tamara Taylor, pharmacy manager and pharmacist Khushal Morjaria and Gillian Rowsby

Cutting edge of health: Berwick Kaler cuts the ribbon with, from left, Tamara Taylor, pharmacy manager and pharmacist Khushal Morjaria and Gillian Rowsby

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An Acomb pharmacy has expanded its health services after becoming one of the first in the country to sign up to the Careway scheme.

Marsden Pharmacy now offers skin health services using a skin analyser machine and pain management services and hopes to soon offer help for kicking smoking, anti-malaria and diabetes testing.

Under the scheme, the independent chemists on Front Street, Acomb, has linked up with Celesio UK, owners of LloydsPharmacy.

Sue Hunter, chair of the traders' association Acomb Alive! who runs Floral Elegance Florists, said: “Keeping the range of shops and services on people's doorstep is just what is needed to keep the area vibrant and having a modern facility like this is part of the support that we can all give each other.

“The use of new technology to enhance high levels of Acomb customer care is a great innovation, with the benefits being to the public, who can access hundreds of different advice leaflets from the touch screens."

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9:23am Mon 11 Aug 14

Oaklands Resident says...

But independents like this will face unfair competition from national chains when they come in and exploit the Rates discounts that Labour are now offering in the area?

Why didn't the Council talk to traders before making a half baked decision?
But independents like this will face unfair competition from national chains when they come in and exploit the Rates discounts that Labour are now offering in the area? Why didn't the Council talk to traders before making a half baked decision? Oaklands Resident
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2:31pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Jackanory2 says...

Oaklands Resident wrote:
But independents like this will face unfair competition from national chains when they come in and exploit the Rates discounts that Labour are now offering in the area? Why didn't the Council talk to traders before making a half baked decision?
The biggest effect on this pharmacy and other independents in the area are the opening of pharmacies within surgeries.
[quote][p][bold]Oaklands Resident[/bold] wrote: But independents like this will face unfair competition from national chains when they come in and exploit the Rates discounts that Labour are now offering in the area? Why didn't the Council talk to traders before making a half baked decision?[/p][/quote]The biggest effect on this pharmacy and other independents in the area are the opening of pharmacies within surgeries. Jackanory2
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