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Ian Swindell of Lunts Pharmacies is warning people to leave plenty of time for repeat prescriptions as a new service is rolled out across Shropshire
05 Jan 2018
A new way of ordering repeat prescriptions which has been in place in Telford for a year is now being rolled out across the rest of Shropshire - and one pharmacy boss is urging people to leave plenty of time to get their order. Ian Swindell, pharmacist at Lunts Pharmacies in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury, said the new Prescription Ordering Direct service can vary from surgery to surgery...
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...
Yvonne Hannah, Cindy Dickens, Adeola Allinson and Kim Gough from Lunts pharmacy in Hereford Road are celebrating good customer feedback
02 Nov 2017
A group of pharmacies in Shropshire have been praised by their toughest critics, the customers. Lunts Pharmacies, which has stores in Craven Arms, Pontesbury and two in Shrewsbury, has surveyed 468 customers and over 97% of respondents said they were very satisfied or fairy satisfied with the time it took to provide the service they were using. The main praise was for the staff and short waiting...
Lorraine Anderson and Mandy Price present some of the new products at Lunts pharmacy in Craven Arms
02 Sep 2017
Older residents in south Shropshire will have better access to aids for independence after a local company reacted to their needs. Lunts Pharmacy at Drovers’ House, Craven Arms, has begun stocking a range of products to help those living in surrounding rural areas. The family-owned pharmacy is now offering folding reachers, adjustable shower stools, single handle grab rails, folding walking...
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,...
Jan McDermott and Nicky Pearson celebrate 55 years at Pontesbury Pharmacy
30 Jun 2017
Two members of staff at a Shropshire pharmacy are celebrating 55 years service between them - and thousands raised for charity. Nicky Pearson, 49, joined Lunts Pharmacy in Pontesbury when she was just 16 - and has since completed a host of qualifications And Jan McDermott, from Minsterley, has worked there 19 years - but has worked for the Lunts company for 31 years. When she returned to work...
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...
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...
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