New approach to healtchare

A new approach to community health has been launched at a town centre pharmacy.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 6th June 2014, 10:16 am
CUTTING EDGE: (L-R) Healthcare assistant Tina Brown, pharmacy manager Madhu Pavvada, Mayor Hazel Ramsey and retail manager Jane Dear. PNL-140506-100037001
CUTTING EDGE: (L-R) Healthcare assistant Tina Brown, pharmacy manager Madhu Pavvada, Mayor Hazel Ramsey and retail manager Jane Dear. PNL-140506-100037001

The team at Biggleswade’s Lloyds Pharmacy, led by pharmacy manager and pharmacist Madhu Puvvada, will now offer improved access to healthcare information and support.

The ribbon was cut by town mayor Hazel Ramsay at its official opening last Thursday.

The pharmacy now offers free, enhanced services for a range of conditions including skin health and pain management. This includes all aspects of skin health from medicine management advice for people on prescription treatment to medicated products.

And a new high-tech skin analyser machine has been installed.

Madhu said: “We are delighted to be a pioneer in a project that will do much to raise awareness of healthcare needs at a local level.

“What we want to do is help people discuss their health problems, offer support on how we can help them and how they can help themselves, all in relaxed surroundings where people can feel more comfortable talking about their concerns.”

The pharmacy will also offer enhanced support in pain management.

Madhu added: “We know many who suffer from long-term health conditions don’t always want to go to their doctor every time they have a question.”

The pharmacy is open from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5.30pm on 
Saturday.