Pharmacy’s prescription for good health praised by MP

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SHEFFIELD Central MP Paul Blomfield popped into one of the city’s longest-established pharmacies to see how key health services are being delivered in his constituency.

Wicker Pharmacy, which has been open every day since January 1952, offers services including Chlamydia screening, a minor ailment scheme, supervised administration and needle exchange.

Mr Blomfield made the visit accompanied by local Pharmaceutical Committee chairman Ravi Mohan.

Mr Mohan said: “I am really pleased that Mr Blomfield took up the chance to see the crucial role that the pharmacy is playing in promoting good health and delivering vital services close to where people live, work and shop.”

During the visit, Mr Blomfield signed the Community Pharmacy Charter - a commitment to support local pharmacies.

He said: “Pharmacists are responsible for the supply of most medicines available to the public and they are often the first port of call when people feel unwell.

In recent years, community pharmacies have expanded their role, and now provide a wide range of NHS services and help to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”