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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...
23 Aug 2016
A Shrewsbury natural health and wellness centre is celebrating after a successful open day which also helped raise cash for charity. The Centre for Integral Health staged the event at its base in St Austin’s Friars last weekend to mark its third birthday. Centre founder Ben Calder said the open day attracted big crowds, with many people visiting the centre for the first time.  “We had around 30...
29 Jul 2016
The owners of a natural food production business in Shropshire are looking to grow their enterprise internationally by utilising the professional skills of part-time working mums. Forward thinking husband and wife team Edward and Louise Taylor, who co-founded Purition three years ago to manufacture a range of wholefood protein shakes, have recently taken on three new members of staff - all of...
08 Jul 2016
Tennis fans in Shrewsbury will be swapping their Pimms cocktail for something a bit healthier during this weekend’s Wimbledon finals thanks to the team at the town’s leading tennis and health club. The Hub, based at The Shrewsbury Club, work with Purition – a local business – to provide a range of wholefood protein shakes to its members. To celebrate the Wimbledon finals this weekend and in...
15 Apr 2016
The owner of a Shropshire pharmacy chain is backing doctors in their decision to prescribe over the counter drugs but has also urged patients to consult pharmacists more frequently for treatment of minor ailments. Martin Lunt, owner of Lunts Pharmacies which has sites in Shrewsbury, Pontesbury and Craven Arms, said by consulting pharmacists for coughs, colds and other minor health issues and...
02 Feb 2016
A vital emergency service in Wales was given a boost to start 2016 with a £500 donation from Welsh Motoring Writers. Established on St David’s Day 2001, Wales Air Ambulance has launched almost 23,000 emergency flights and one of its three helicopters can reach any part of Wales in 20 minutes – vitally important in capitalising on the crucial window for treatment and recovery. The Welshpool-based...
20 Oct 2015
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