Wednesday, April 18, 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious Chemist + Druggist awards. One nomination goes to our expert team at the Frosts Pharmacy Walk-In travel clinics in Oxfordshire and the second goes to our Marston based pharmacy, which recently expanded to include a local GP practice which was faced with closure.
Two years ago we set up a complete travel health service within our Marston, Banbury and Northway pharmacies. These Walk-In Travel Clinics have gone from strength to strength over the past twelve months with two out of three clinics becoming registered Yellow Fever Centres.
The service treats children over the age of one, making it easier for families travelling together to have their immunisations in one place. We also vaccinate children against some diseases which are not available on the NHS for children over the age of one year, including Meningitis B and Chicken Pox.
Firsthand accounts and Trust Pilot reviews to date demonstrate that the service is a resounding success with members of the public. People love the convenience of the Walk-in Clinic, with same-day slots often available.
When Marston Medical Centre faced closure Stuart Gale, owner of the Frosts Pharmacy Group, absorbed the GP practice into his Marston-based pharmacy in a bid to secure the long-term provision of healthcare services for residents.
The pharmacy was redesigned to house three NHS GP consultation rooms and a dedicated waiting area, servicing the healthcare needs of up to 100 patients a day – both existing and new.
The steps taken to secure local GP services and relocate them to the new healthcare facility created a one-stop-shop for the healthcare needs of residents as well as provided a great deal of reassurance to patients, many of whom were significantly affected by the uncertainty surrounding the closure of the GP practice.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner to be held on July 4th, 2018, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.