Crewkerne Pharmacy Opens for Business

(Posted on 05/08/12)

Crewkerne Pharmacy Opens for Business
DOCTORS and staff at Crewkerne Health Centre have welcomed the opening of a new late night pharmacy that will improve healthcare for its 12,000 patients in Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster.

Work on the pharmacy began in the New Year and involved redesigning part of the health centre in Middle Path rather than constructing a new building. The new pharmacy has now been completed and to the delight of staff and patients the pharmacy commenced trading today.  The new pharmacy enables patients to get their medication on-site rather than having to visit a separate location.

The pharmacy is open when the surgery is open and provides extended hours into the evenings and over weekends.

Dr Mark Field, from the health centre, said: “We had difficulties sometimes when we were seeing patients and other local pharmacies were closed. We know that health centre pharmacies are much preferred by patients and so we have reconfigured the building to incorporate the pharmacy. This development is very exciting. We released the information to our patient group and its members were all positive. It will have a big effect on the community, providing people with improved access to pharmacy services.”

As part of the development, the health centre has also improved access by altering the slope of the ramp at the front and will be making further improvements by adding automatic doors.

The Late Night Pharmacy is open to everyone, not just to patients of the Health Centre, and a pharmacist will always be available to offer advice on medicines and minor ailments. The long opening hours will save a journey into Yeovil.

Andrew McKee, Pharmacy Manager at Crewkerne Pharmacy, said “The team and I are really excited about the opening of our new pharmacy, and we are looking forward to providing an excellent service to all.”

In addition to the usual prescription dispensing, other free services available at Crewkerne Late Night Pharmacy include a FREE prescription collection and delivery service, treatment for minor illnesses, medicine reviews with a pharmacist to help patients get the most from their medicines, and many more. Anyone can call in to see the friendly pharmacy team to discuss any health or medication concerns and a warm welcome awaits.

Crewkerne Late Night Pharmacy is open Monday to Saturday 7am to 10.30pm and on Sundays 10am to 5pm. The Pharmacy team can be contacted on 01460 72781 or email:

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