Oldham MP Praises Uppermill Pharmacy

Date published: 28 May 2019

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, recently visited Well Pharmacy Uppermill on High Street. 

There she met the Well Pharmacy team, as well as Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee member Mujahid Al-Amin. 

Debbie praised the pharmacy regarding an incident that had occurred when she was canvasing in the area, an elderly resident she visited was extremely confused by her medication, so Debbie contacted Well Pharmacy and was amazed at the level of service and quality of care they gave to the patient. 

During the visit Debbie Abrahams heard how the pharmacy has encouraged people to make it their first port of call for minor illnesses such as sore throats, rashes and tummy problems, instead of heading straight to a GP. 

They chatted about the huge potential benefits for patients that could come from expanding pharmacies’ role to provide a wider range of healthcare services and advice to help the NHS achieve the goals set out in its Long-Term Plan.

The plan aims to provide more care outside hospitals and prevent deaths through earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Michael Johnson, Pharmacy Manager at Well Uppermill said, “From medicine usage reviews, new medicine services and flu vaccinations to emergency contraception and chlamydia testing and treatment – we play a vital role in reducing pressure on our local NHS services and we’re very proud of this. 

It was great to be able to talk Debbie and Mujahid through everything we do and showcase how well we know are customers and how embedded we are in the local community.” 

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