On Friday 18th June, Welsh Conservative Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, visited Rowlands Pharmacy in Overton-on-Dee.
During the visit, he met with Claire Chapman (Rowlands Pharmacy Regional Leader), Michelle Bullivant-Evans (Pharmacist) and Annette Lightfoot (Branch Manager), to see the fantastic work that the pharmacy has been conducting during the pandemic, particularly with the Overton GP Surgery next door. The team in Overton highlighted to him the NHS initiative ‘Choose Pharmacy’ which emphasises to patients that your local pharmacist can provide confidential NHS advice and treatment without you having to make an appointment to see your GP.
Commenting following the visit, Claire Chapman said:
“The COVID pandemic clearly demonstrated the importance of pharmacy in our local communities providing people with drop-in face-to-face professional healthcare support and advice.”
Also commenting on the visit, Simon Baynes MP said:
“I was delighted to visit the Rowlands Pharmacy in Overton recently, and to meet with their dedicated staff members. It was also brilliant to hear that they provide so many new services to the community which takes pressure off our GP surgeries. I encourage all Clwyd South residents to look into the services provided by their local pharmacy. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the pharmacists and pharmacy staff across Clwyd South and the rest of North Wales for all their hard work during the pandemic.”