During his visit, Paul learned more about the pharmacy's medicines advice services and the NHS flu vaccination service that is now available from pharmacies across England.
Pharmacist, Reena Barai, said:
“Your local pharmacy is a good first contact point for advice on many common health concerns. Many people don’t know about the range of healthcare services provided by pharmacies and the level of expertise there. Pharmacists are available without appointment and are able to deal with a wide range of ailments, as well as offering uniquely accessible advice on maintaining and improving your health.”
Paul Scully MP said:
"I am delighted to support Ask Your Pharmacist Week. The initiative helps keep the public up to speed with what is now on offer on their doorstep in pharmacies – a highly accessible healthcare professional workforce prepared to deliver expert medicines advice and an expanding list of public health services. Often, people make unnecessary trips to the GP or even A&E, when the neighbourhood pharmacy could help instead."
Activities across the country during Ask Your Pharmacist Week include town hall exhibitions, community talks, pharmacy window displays and visits to pharmacies by local dignitaries and celebrities.