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Sue Walsh, Jill Kelly, Ian Swindell, Helen Grass and Lauren Wagstaff from Lunts pharmacy at Roushill where you can get a free blood pressure check this month
13 Sep 2018
A pharmacy in Shrewsbury is urging residents in the town to have a free blood pressure check and not just rely on an internet quiz. September is a month of action at Lunts Pharmacy in Roushill and last year they carried out around 60 blood pressure checks - but staff want more people to come in for one this year following the rise of an NHS website check. The heart age check was in the news last...
03 Sep 2018
In a bid to improve the well-being of our staff to limit the number of sick days taken per year, we had Carole Main from Mainly Pilates visit us again this week. Statistics show that an estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness and injury in the UK in 2016. Although decreased significantly since the 90s, this number is incredibly high and we would love to contribute to a...
John Buckley, Professor of Applied Exercise Science at University Centre Shrewsbury (centre), and Shrewsbury Town FC Physiotherapist, Chris Skitt, demonstrating the ECP Therapy treatment with Shrewsbury Town FC player Lenell John-Lewis.
12 Jun 2018
University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is sharing new medical rehabilitation and therapy research technology and know-how to help Shrewsbury Town Football Club (STFC) players recover after matches, training or an injury. The technology is known as External Counter Pulsation (ECP), and has only recently and exclusively been used by a number of leading Premier League clubs. Until a few years ago, ECP...
Professor John Buckley and Cindy Lim
16 May 2018
A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) postgraduate student has presented her research on improving people’s heart and lung health to clinicians and scientists at one of the world’s most respected cardiovascular disease prevention conferences. Cindy Lim, who is a physiotherapist based at the Singapore Heart Foundation and one of UCS’s first international Masters’ students studying Exercise Medicine...
Martin Lunt warns people in Shropshire to be prepared for hayfever
19 Apr 2018
A Shropshire pharmacist has warned hayfever sufferers to prepare for the warmer weather and shared his top tips to help beat the condition. Martin Lunt owns branches of Lunts Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury and sees hundreds of people each year who struggle through the summer. Hayfever can cause havoc for the estimated one in five suffering with symptoms but Mr Lunt says there...
Martin Lunt, who runs Lunts Pharmacies across Shropshire, welcomes NHS plan to limit prescriptions
22 Mar 2018
Proposals to save the NHS millions by limiting items available on prescription have been hailed as worthwhile by a Shropshire pharmacist. Martin Lunt, who owns Lunts Pharmacies with two branches in Shrewsbury and branches in Pontesbury and Craven Arms, said he hoped the NHS England consultation would be brought into effect. It would mean Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who oversee GP...
Sue Walsh, Jill Kelly, Ian Swindell, Helen Grass and Lauren Wagstaff from Lunts pharmacy in Roushill are offering free blood pressure checks
31 Aug 2017
A pharmacy in Shrewsbury is determined to alert people in the county town to potential health problems during a month of action. Lunts Pharmacy in Roushill will be offering free daily blood pressure checks as part of a campaign to increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The campaign, run by Public Health England, begins on September 4 and will also see...
Pharmacists are concerned about the effectiveness of an NHS scheme in Shropshire compared to other counties
13 Jul 2017
A scheme to get people to use the pharmacy as the first point of call for common ailments is failing in Shropshire compared to other counties, an expert has said. Lorraine Anderson has worked as a locum pharmacist in Shropshire, Cheshire and Powys  before starting a permanent role at Lunts Pharmacy in Drovers’ House, Craven Arms, three months ago. And she said the Think Pharmacy First scheme,...
31 Mar 2017
A planned ‘ban’ on ‘low value’ prescribed medicines in the bid to save the NHS millions of pounds has sparked a call in Shropshire to use your local pharmacist. The call comes after it was revealed that some medication may no longer be available on the NHS in England as part of a crackdown on ‘low value’ medicines. These include suncream, cold remedies, heartburn medicines and some types of pain...
07 Sep 2016
  A family-run business in Shrewsbury is helping to support pregnant women and new mums by raising awareness of pre and post natal depression. Purition, based at The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, is one of a number of businesses supporting the first ever PND Awareness Week in the UK (5-11th September). The company, which produces wholefood protein smoothies and is owned by husband and wife...
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