Extra access for patients to GP practices and pharmacies over Easter bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Special arrangements are in place to make sure people in Devon can access GP and pharmacy services over the Easter weekend.

To respond to the current high demand from patients, GP practices across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth will be opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday as if they were normal working weekdays – from 8am to 6pm. Since the start of the outbreak, practices across the...

The pharmacist will see you now...

Authored by Mary

People in Devon are being urged to think “Pharmacy First” to fix their winter health problems.

Many people are unaware of the wide range of services available from their local pharmacist and they spend time waiting unnecessarily for a GP appointment or even in busy hospital Accident and Emergency departments, which are often under extreme pressure at this time of year.


Plymouth pharmacists offer fast track to prescription medicine for minor illnesses without a visit to the doctor

Authored by News Desk

People in Plymouth can get prescription medicine for a range of minor illnesses straight from a pharmacy, without the need to visit a doctor. Under the Pharmacy First scheme, trained pharmacists in participating branches can give out medication which normally has to be prescribed by a GP for the following conditions:

• Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) for women aged 18-64 • Impetigo •...

Village pharmacy changes hands

Authored by DSM

A Devon pharmacy has new owners.

After 20 years of running South Brent Pharmacy, owner Kay Reynolds is retiring and has sold the business to Beard Holdings Limited for an undisclosed sum.

Beard Holdings is a newly established business whose directors include Philip Beard, a qualified pharmacist, and his father, Robert Beard. Philip Beard becomes the pharmacy’s new proprietor...

Local pharmacies help fight flu in Devon

Authored by Mary

NHS doctors are urging people across Devon to get vaccinated against flu at their local pharmacy, under a new scheme introduced this winter.

After the mildest winter on record, experts are warning that the flu season has now started with increasing numbers of flu like illnesses presenting to GPs, With colder weather expected across the South West from next week the advice is to get the...

Drugs stolen from Plymouth pharmacy

Authored by Sarah Parker

Around 4.00am on Wednesday 3rd June, police were called to Milehouse Pharmacy, in Wolseley Road, Plymouth following a report of a burglary.

The offender(s) had entered the premises by forcing the front door and once inside following an untidy search, forced open the controlled drug cabinet stealing the contents.

They also stole the till drawer.

The offender(s) spent a...

Devon GP says “if it’s not an emergency, try your family doctor or pharmacy”

Authored by News Desk

A family doctor from Devon has urged people with a non-urgent medical problem to get in touch with their local GP practice or pharmacy rather than visit busy hospital emergency departments.

With the Easter Holidays in full swing and more people getting out and about in the sun, it is usual that hospital emergency departments see an increase in the number of attendees at this time of...

Pharmacy staff invite people to have their say

Authored by Mary

Colleagues from The Co-operative Pharmacy in Ham Green, Plymouth, were calling for local voices to be heard loud and clear as they took to the streets with a giant megaphone on Thursday (20 February) to encourage local people to help shape the future of the business.

The team posed with the super-sized device to mark the launch of The Co-operative’s pioneering “Have Your Say” campaign...