More than £105,000 has been spent turning a popular Lincoln village pharmacy into a healthy living centre for the local community.
The Lincolnshire Co-op Metheringham Pharmacy has been converted into a new style facility providing clinical services and giving information and advice on health matters.
It has a much larger dispensary, new flooring, a new colour scheme and new signs on the front.
The pharmacy also has a better seating area and the private consultation room has also been improved.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Metheringham Pharmacy offers free tests for blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index.
For certain commonly prescribed medicines, under the NHS New Medicine Service the pharmacist will provide information on newly-prescribed medicine and how to take it.
By asking a pharmacist for an NHS Medicine Use Review, people taking regular repeat prescriptions can make sure they’re taking their medicines correctly.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Metheringham Pharmacist Tim Laycock said: “Our patients now have a much brighter, modern pharmacy and the improved consultation room means we are able to provide more health services like the Phoenix stop smoking sessions which will be introduced shortly.
“We also have much more space in the dispensary so we can deliver a more efficient service for customers.”