Monday, 27 February 2012

Happy Birthday to us!!!

There has been much to celebrate this month. Of course, the safe arrival of Mitchell Arnison has been a cause for celebration all round, but we will also be celebrating the fact that we have owned Barnton Pharmacy for two years on 1st March! 
Mitchell Arnison

We will be having a party in the pharmacy to celebrate our success, relaunch our new look Alphega-branded pharmacy and also to raise money for Radio Forth 1s cash for kids appeal.

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 will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the special occasion.
Customers will find the same great staff and same friendly service on entering the pharmacy, along with its brand new look and feel. The revamped store offers customers a better shopping experience with the store extending some of its ranges, including baby and skincare and complementary medicines. The services Barnton Pharmacy offers include seasonal flu vaccines, minor ailments, chronic medication service, smoking cessation, EHC, diabetes screening, weight management including lipotrim, reflexology  and hearing tests. Both owners, Leanne and Sally are also independent prescribers and run respiratory clinics in two local surgeries but often also offer advice to these patients in the pharmacy too.
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”
Ian Nicol, Business Mentor, Alphega Pharmacy said:
“After being an Alphega member for 18 months, I am delighted that Barnton pharmacy has decided to become a fully branded member of the Alphega Pharmacy network. By joining Alphega Pharmacy, Barnton pharmacy receives support in retail, dispensing and staff training, as well as having access to more professional services along with many other benefits, while retaining its independent status.
“Pharmacies like Barnton, are in the best position to be providing additional clinical services as they have both the knowledge and expertise to deliver these services, taking the pressure away from GP’s and enabling patients to access them at a time and location which is convenient to them.”

The details:  2nd March 2012 at 2.30pm
Ribbon cutting at Barnton Pharmacy, 195 Whitehouse Road, Edinburgh

To be unveiled by: MP Mike Crockart and local MSP Colin Keir


  1. Well done everyone. Great team effort. Mxx

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