Priory Fields Pharmacy now open in Huntingdon!
(Posted on 05/12/11)
Like all professional athletes Commonwealth gold medallist Luke Folwell knows the importance of staying in the best of health.
That is why the London 2012 Olympic hopeful was on hand on Monday to help open a new independent pharmacy in Huntingdon. Luke joined staff members and Evelyn Maile, the longest registered patient of Priory Fields Surgery, for the official unveiling of the new extended hours pharmacy.
The new venture is a collaboration between Priory Fields Surgery in Nursery Road and Community Pharmacies, a provider of Health Centre based pharmacies.
Manned by dedicated and experienced staff, the pharmacy offers an evening and weekend service, for those patients who do not have time to stop by and collect a prescription during the day.
And you do not have to be a patient with the Priory Fields Surgery - anyone can use the pharmacy, no matter where you are registered.
Pharmacy Manager, Wayne Griffin explained: “We will be offering a full range of NHS services, open to all members of the public and not just the patients of Priory Fields Surgery.
“The team and I are ready to welcome everyone. We also offer a free prescription collection and delivery service.”
So if you require your prescription to be collected from your surgery then Priory fields Pharmacy staff can do this and get it ready for you to collect at a convenient time or alternatively it can be delivered to your home.
And again you do not have to be a Priory Fields patient to qualify for the service. If you are a patient with another surgery and live within a five-mile radius of Huntingdon, you will also be eligible for the free collection and delivery service as well.
In addition the pharmacy will offer patients a medicine use and new medicine review. So if you have any questions about a medicine you have been taking or if you are suffering from any side effects, Priory Fields Pharmacy staff are there to help.
Wayne added: “We are an independent community pharmacy and we strive to deliver patient-focused service. The staff are friendly and very helpful. We will go out of our way to help anybody they can.
“But you do not have to have a prescription to get some advice. If you have a concern, you can come in and get free advice at any time.
“If the pharmacist cannot answer a particular question, then the pharmacist will be able to signpost you to another provider, such as a doctor or a health charity that may be able to help.”
Plans are also in the pipeline to launch a weight management scheme.
Priory Fields Pharmacy is open from 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday.