Pharmacy recognised for promoting healthy living
The Isles of Scilly Pharmacy has been designated a 'Healthy Living Pharmacy' by Public Health England.
Achieving HLP status means staff have consistently demonstrated that they are promoting healthy lifestyles by tackling the health problems Scilly faces head on.
Ellen Whyler-Pritchard has also qualified as a HLP Health Champion and has undergone training to help her identify local areas for health improvement.
The team wrote on Facebook: "We have been recognised as a pharmacy that not only provides essential services, but have demonstrated a drive to improve the health and well being of our patients! Its not just about treating illness, but also promoting wellness!
“Our very own Ellen, dispensary assistant extraordinaire, has qualified as a health champion!”
The Pharmacy’s first campaigns are about bowel cancer, to coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April, and Summer Health.
Find out more about what the pharmacy is up to at its Facebook page www.facebook.com/IslesOfScillyPharmacy.