Fife pharmacy pioneers a new health project

Lloyds pharmacy opening after refurbishment at The St Andrews Hospital St Andrews. Pictured is Area Manager Brian Mead and Billy Anderson cutting the Ribbon with shop Lynn Blacklaws.
Lloyds pharmacy opening after refurbishment at The St Andrews Hospital St Andrews. Pictured is Area Manager Brian Mead and Billy Anderson cutting the Ribbon with shop Lynn Blacklaws.

A new concept in pharmacy has been unveiled at Lloyds Pharmacy in St Andrews by manager Lynn Blacklaws and her team.

The team is one of the first in the UK to offer Lloyds Pharmacy’s new approach to community health which has been developed to improve access to healthcare information and support.

The ribbon was cut by musician and radio presenter Billy Anderson.

The pharmacy now offers free, enhanced services for a range of conditions including skin health and pain management.

Lynn said: “We are delighted to be one of the pioneers in a project that will do much to raise awareness of healthcare needs at a local level.

“What we want to do is help people discuss their health problems, offer support on how we can help them and how they can help themselves, all in relaxed surroundings where people can feel more comfortable talking about their concerns.

“With skin conditions, a change in treatment and application techniques can make all the difference, which is why we have developed our advice service.

“With effective management, symptoms can be reduced and those with the condition can start to take back control of their life.”

Lloyds has 1500 pharmacies and employs 17,000.