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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...
09 Jul 2018
To celebrate and honour 70 wonderful years of the NHS, this sculpture was created by The British Ironworks Centre and unveiled at a charity fun day at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, where it now remains stood proudly outside of the hospital’s general ward. The Centre, which is based on the A5 between Oswestry and Shrewsbury, agreed to make this striking sculpture at no cost to the NHS using an array...
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...
15 Mar 2018
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has honoured The British Ironwork Centre for their contribution to the Trust. Simon Wright, Chief Executive of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), welcomed Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and presented him with a Community Champion award in recognition of the business’...
Ian Swindell of Lunts Pharmacies is urging people to get their flu jab
21 Nov 2017
A group of pharmacies across Shropshire has reported that more than double the number of flu vaccinations have been administered this year, compared with the same time last year. Bosses at Lunts Pharmacies, which has two stores in Shrewsbury and stores in Craven Arms and Pontesbury, said they are delighted that customers are listening to the warnings about a potentially severe winter. Owner...
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...
23 Mar 2017
Shropshire residents are being urged to relieve pressure on busy county GP surgeries by using their local pharmacists as the first port of call for minor illnesses. Martin Lunt, who owns Lunts pharmacies in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury said more people must trust their community pharmacy in order to avoid the stress of trying to make an appointment with their GP. Mr Lunt said: “People...
23 Mar 2017
Pharmacies are once again in the spotlight and offering to do more as the seemingly never-ending NHS crisis and pressure on GP surgeries continues to increase. More and more people are reporting sick and putting an ever-increasing strain on hospital A&Es and GPs. Waiting times can be torturous and phoning up your local surgery to book a doctor’s appointment is both time consuming and, in many...
Carole Henderson and Phyl Edmonds wow NHS conference
09 Oct 2015
The NHS could train staff in the Grief Recovery Method® to aid people who have suffered a loss, after a Shropshire woman highlighted its significance. Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Phyl Edmonds, 54, of Wellington, Telford, is currently the only person in Shropshire trained in the method, which originated in America. Phyl thinks the NHS would save money long-term if they used it. The idea,...
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