Ceredigion MP visits Cardigan to see the potential of community pharmacy

CEREDIGION MP Ben Lake visited Cardigan’s Well Pharmacy to hear how staff handled the Covid pandemic and to gain a better understanding of how community pharmacy is evolving.

Well are among several community pharmacies in Hywel Dda tasked with delivering the Covid vaccines.

They also deliver a strong list of consultations to meet the health needs of the local population, but are keen to do more.

“It was a pleasure to visit Cardigan’s Well Pharmacy to learn more about the enormous contribution our community pharmacists have made during the pandemic,” said Mr. Lake.

“I am extremely grateful to the pharmacists and their teams across Ceredigion for their hard work during this very difficult year.

“Pharmacies have played an important role in the NHS response to Covid-19 and have made a significant contribution to the vaccination program.

“Provided there is sufficient ongoing support from government and the local board of health, I believe community pharmacies will play a critical role in our recovery from the pandemic and will be instrumental in how we provide care. health in the future. ”

Jo Sharp, Well Branch Manager in Cardigan, said: “The shape of community pharmacy is changing.

“Many pharmacists find providing consulting services to be one of the most rewarding parts of their jobs.

“Ben Lake saw the potential of what we do, but also the need for more of us pharmacists to have the chance to be developed as independent prescribers.

“I am grateful for his interest in helping me become the first independent prescribing pharmacist in Cardigan.”

Roisin Thomas-Hands, area operations manager for Well Pharmacy, said staff were grateful to Mr Lake for coming directly to witness the vaccination rollout.

“As healthcare professionals, we have worked consistently and tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure that people have access to medicines and now to vaccines,” she added.

“Ben recognized this in his thanks to the community pharmacy team. ”

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