Barnton Pharmacy celebrates 2nd birthday
Revamped store now offering new products and services
We were delighted to celebrate two successful years in business on 2nd March MP Mike Crockart and local MSP Colin Keir and radio Forth DJ Dingo Dave.
Barnton Pharmacy, a member of Alphega Pharmacy – a support network for independent pharmacies, has been given a facelift inside and out, becoming the first member in Scotland to become a fully branded Alphega Pharmacy store. On 2 March 2012 there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the special occasion.
Leanne Carey, Director, Barnton Pharmacy, commented:
“We are delighted to have become the first fully branded members of the Alphega Pharmacy network in Scotland who have been integral to the development and success of our store. Revamping the pharmacy is an extremely exciting time for us, enabling us to offer our customers an improved retail experience and more professional environment, demonstrating our commitment to the health and wellbeing of the local community.”
Sally Arnison, Director, Barnton Pharmacy, commented:
“In addition, since becoming Alphega Pharmacy members, 18 months ago, we have won several awards for our contribution to the local community including the Alliance Healthcare UK community pharmacy of the year and our MP, Mike Crockart, tabled a motion recognising our achievements so we are delighted that he will be cutting the ribbon on this special occasion. We are also really pleased that our MSP, Colin Keir will be coming back to visit us and help us mark this event.”
Barnton Pharmacy does the double
Winner: Community Pharmacy of the Year
Winner: Scottish Community Pharmacy of the Year
Barnton Pharmacy, in Edinburgh, walked away with top honours, as well as a top regional award, at the 2011 Alliance Healthcare Pharmacy Awards in November. It has taken some time for Barnton Pharmacy owners Leanne Carey and Sally Arnison to really take in their double award win. To pick up the accolade of Scottish Community Pharmacy of the Year was exciting enough but to be named the Overall Community Pharmacy of the Year was something special for these two ladies who only bought the pharmacy in March 2010. “The entire team are thrilled to bits,” says Leanne. “It has taken a lot of hard work and being recognised in this way takes away some of the guilt we can feel about the long hours and spending time away from our young families.”
What the judges said: “This pharmacy offers a wide range of services to the elderly affluent community that it serves. Two independent prescribing pharmacists work with a team lead by a most able dispensing technician. The environment in which they work is of the highest quality and sets an example of the way forward for community pharmacy. They have fully embraced the new contract and offer a full range of NHS services. The pharmacy is set apart by the wide range of private services offered – these are specifically tailored to the needs of the community they serve. These pharmacists have a passion for pharmacy which shines through in everything they do. Their business has grown through hard work and the best possible care for their patients.”
Our SMA interactive kiosk has arrived!
There are tips on what to pack for the hospital all the way through to videos on how to wind your baby and even great recipes for weaning you little one.
Best of all there are money saving vouchers on SMA milk.
We really hope this kiosk is a useful addition to our mother and baby section, but if you think we are missing anything, please tell us.
We were delighted to pick up a regional award at the Alphega Pharmacy Conference at the weekend.
This award recognises all the hard work we have put in during the first year of our business in developing services and embracing the support on offer from Alphega pharmacy such as the monthly offers and weight management service..
National award winners!
We are celebrating after winning a national award. Barnton Pharmacy won the Innovation and Change in Pharmacy Practice Award at the recent Scottish Pharmacist Ball and Awards.
The Innovation and Change in Pharmacy Practice Award is open to any pharmacy in Scotland that has updated or enhanced the physical environment, services, product range, processes or techniques within the last two years to improve patient care and service delivery.
In Barnton that has meant better planning and staff development to improve workflow and ensure an efficient and safe pharmacy.
Pharmacist Sally Arnison said: ?We are thrilled and honoured to accept this award. We have worked very hard at improving the service we offer and making sure we really do listen to what our patients want.?
The pharmacy now offers several ailment specific clinics, including asthma and chronic pain. It also offers the NHS minor ailment and chronic medication services.