MEDICX PHARMACY CELEBRATES STRONG GROWTH & EXPANSION
AWARD-winning MedicX Pharmacy is celebrating after reaching an important milestone in its growth and expansion programme.
MedicX Pharmacy now has a national infrastructure of 10 practices throughout England with plans for a further seven to 10 practices to open later this year.
Its annual turnover will rise significantly in line with the expansion plans and the growing provision of specialist dispensing services.
MedicX Pharmacy practices are currently located in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire as well as three locations in Greater London.
Largely situated within newly-built GP health centres and Primary Care Centres, they offer a wide range of dispensing, advisory, health promotion, testing and screening services.
The company's HealthSpace brand is being successfully rolled out offering treatment room facilities for health professionals to provide additional services such as physiotherapy and chiropody.
MedicX Pharmacy has already earned an excellent reputation among fellow healthcare professionals and its patient communities as well as winning a number of industry awards including the Chemist + Druggist Clinical Service of the Year 2011 for the Blackpool practice.
Gavin Birchall, Operations Director of MedicX Pharmacy based at their Central Team's offices in Lancashire, explained: "MedicX Pharmacy is at the forefront of community pharmacy in transforming pharmaceutical care across England for the benefit of patients, the wider community and the NHS.
"Patient care is at the heart of our business from our highly trained teams and company structures to our service development and the interior design of the pharmacies. If a business idea is good for the patient and profitable we do it, if the business idea does not enhance patient care, we don't.
"Our long-term strategy is to create more than 30 MedicX pharmacies within the next few years and we're delighted to announce that we now have a total of 10 practices and look forward to continuing our strong programme of expansion during 2012 and beyond.''
During 2012, MedicX Pharmacy, which employs more than 140 staff, is due to open pharmacy practices in Surrey, Hertfordshire, Rochdale, Wirral, Lancashire, Wiltshire and Greater London.
MedicX Pharmacy is also looking to expand its portfolio by acquiring existing health centre pharmacies from other operators and would be happy to hear from any vendors or agents with suitable pharmacies they wish to sell.