New look pharmacy opens its doors

Pictured is Bolsover District Cllr Alan Tomlinson with staff at the new look Co-operative Pharmacy.

Pictured is Bolsover District Cllr Alan Tomlinson with staff at the new look Co-operative Pharmacy.

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Residents in Tibshelf and surrounding villages have seen their existing Co-operative Pharmacy refurbished with a range of healthcare services and beauty advice.

Located on Waverly Street in Tibshelf, the Co-operative Pharmacy has undergone a five-week refurbishment and includes a bright spacious interior and two consultation rooms meaning the branch can offer additional services.

These include weight management, travel advice, a stop smoking clinic, flu jabs, cholesterol checks and medicine use reviews.

The Pharmacy offers a free local prescription delivery service to people who find it difficult to personally visit.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration Cllr Alan Tomlinson, who opened the refurbished pharmacy, said: “This is a great facility and builds upon what the Co-operative has been doing for years - providing high quality healthcare services and advice to local communities.

“They have done a great job with the refurbishment and with all the extra services and advice they can offer and I am positive it will be a great success and can only be beneficial for local residents.

“I come here for my own medicine and the staff are absolutely brilliant. They are always helpful and they have always got a smile for you.

“I would urge everyone to make use of its excellent facilities and services.”

The pharmacy employs a team of 12 and prides itself on its customer service and quality healthcare and lifestyle advice.

Ankish Patel, manager at the Co-operative Pharmacy, said: “The open day was a great success with more than 100 people visiting us.

“Around 15 people had their cholesterol checked with one person needing to be referred to their GP. Feedback has been really positive from our customers regarding the layout and more spacious interior of the branch.”

The Co-operative Pharmacy is open from 9am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and it can be contacted on (01773) 872201.