March 14, 2014 4.14 pm This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln Co-op pharmacy merged with GP surgery

Combined services: Lincolnshire Co-operative has invested £200,000 to merge its pharmacy with the doctors’ surgery on Newland in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Co-operative has invested £200,000 to move its pharmacy into the doctors’ surgery building on Newland in Lincoln.

The independent Co-op pharmacy on Lucy Tower Street is being moved inside the Newland Health Centre as part of the project.

There are three doctors’ surgeries on site, and the revamp has involved adding extra rooms, removing a number of internal walls and installing a new shop front.

The Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacy will be in the same building which can be accessed through a connecting door from the GP surgeries or directly from Newland.

The podiatry centre has also been completely refurbished. The new pharmacy in the health centre will open on March 24.

The bigger, more modern pharmacy will have a lighter, brighter shop area, improved waiting and seating areas, two consultation rooms and a bigger dispensary.

The current Co-op pharmacy on Lucy Tower Street will move inside the Newland Health Centre.

The current Co-op pharmacy on Lucy Tower Street will move inside the Newland Health Centre.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Lucy Tower Pharmacist Tony Hayer said: “The new dispensary is two and a half times bigger which means we can stock more items and provide more support for the growing surgeries in the health centre.

“Forging close links with the surgery and the local community is also great, especially having the through-door from the surgery to the pharmacy which will make it easier for patients and also let them know we are here.”

Brayford Medical Practice is located inside Newland Health Centre. Practice Manager Anne Bath said: “The new frontage looks fantastic and the changes internally will enable us to improve the service we can provide.

“Thanks to the additional consulting room we now have, we have been able to take on a third partner and offer another GP to meet the demands of our ever growing list of patients.”