North Hykeham pharmacy gets healthy living refit

The Forum Pharmacy in North Hykeham has become the latest in the Lincolnshire Co-op chain to get a healthy living upgrade.

The refit includes new signage inside and out, a new consultation room and a larger dispensary.

Pharmacy Manager Obiad Khan said: “These changes will mean that there will be more room for the extra services we offer – we’d like to encourage people in the community to make a New Year’s Resolution to take advantage of a free health check.

“A lot of people make the choice to detox in January and pharmacists are qualified to give advice on a whole range of things, including healthy diet, alcohol consumption and giving up smoking.”

All 48 Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacies offer free health checks including blood pressure, BMI and lung age, as well as providing the New Medicine Service and Medicine Use Reviews.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Head of Pharmacy Alastair Farquhar added: “Our Healthy Living pharmacies give the pharmacists and pharmacy advisors who work there a better environment in which to provide the wealth of information and services we offer to patients.

“In particular, the new consultation room at Forum Pharmacy will double the space available for customers to speak privately to a pharmacist for advice on a range of issues.”