The new MedicX Pharmacy in the stae-of-the-art Lytham Primary Care Centre, welcomed more than 1,500 patients through its doors during the first full week of operation.
The pharmacy provides traditional dispensing services and sales of medicine, alongside a full range of enhanced pharmacy services.
It has three private consultation rooms, a patient information area, including a touch screen health unit displaying local health information and a comfortable seating area with a large LCD TV screen showing a dedicated TV health channel.
For the convenience of patients and visitors to Lytham Primary Care Centre, the pharmacy opening hours mirror the opening times of the GP surgeries (Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm and Saturday 8.30am - noon).
The pharmacy is a joint venture with Paul Minton, a long established local pharmacist. Manager Paul Minton and his team have relocated from the former Clifton Pharmacy, Church Road, Lytham and the new MedicX Pharmacy employs 11 people, double the size of the previous Clifton Pharmacy.
A number of complimentary health practitioners work from two of the private consultation rooms providing additional healthcare services including an acupuncturisit, physiotherapist and chiropractor.
Services include medicine usage reviews, diagnostic screening services such as blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol testing. There are plans to introduce a full coronary vascular risk assessment service in the near future and a private flu vaccination service will be available soon.
Paul said: "I have been incredibly impressed by the design and fit-out of our new pharmacy, the MedicX Pharmacy team should be very proud of what they have created. We are delighted by the level of support and positive feedback that we have received from the local community in our first days of trading. It is wonderful to see such a great facility opening in Lytham and to know we will be bringing extra services to the pharmacy in the future."
Adjacent to MedicX Pharmacy is "Woody's a healthy eating cafe run by Louisa Wood. The cafe offers healthy snack and drinks for patients visiting the primary care centre and a perfect meeting place to sit down, relax and chat afrter a visit to see one of the GPs or services in the centre. "
MedicX Pharmacy at Lytham