It was good to visit Lloyd’s in Royston to learn about the services now being provided in pharmacies. The team there made me very welcome and it was good to have my blood pressure taken. It was exactly what it should be, which was reassuring.
There is no doubt that health screening is a good way of maintaining and improving public health and that pharmacies have a big role to play in this. Their customers know and trust them and it takes some burden off GPs. It was also fascinating to learn of all the training needed to become a dispenser and some of the difficulties in maintaining adequate supplies of medicines.
This was a very interesting look behind the scenes at pharmacies.