Councillor Allan West.
Councillor West is a member of the Health & Wellbeing Board in South
Tyneside; and attended the pharmacy to see, and talk about, NHS
Healthchecks - offered from Community Pharmacy.
As Chairman of the LPC, I used the opportunity to discuss the extended role
that community pharmacy can make in public health, particularly through the
Healthy Living Pharmacy Initiative. We discussed EHC, Methadone Services,
Minor Ailment Schemes, Smoking Cessation Services etc.
He was most impressed with the idea of accessing public health services from
Community Pharmacy and agreed to meet up with members of the LPC to explore
ideas at a later date.
The photograph, below, shows Julie Carter discussing NHS Healthchecks with
Councillor West in the pharmacy consulting room.