New location prescription for pharmacy

New location prescription for pharmacy

A busy pharmacy which helps hundreds of city centre workers, shoppers and commuters with prescriptions and free health advice has moved into a new home on Sincil Street.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s pharmacy closed in its location inside the City Square Centre on Friday 14th August and reopened Monday 17th August in 15 Sincil Street, next to DAS Electricals.

Inside, the pharmacy will offer the same wide range of help, including health checks, medicine reviews and a convenient electronic prescription service. Users just need to register, and their prescription is sent electronically to the pharmacy from their GP. A text message will let them know when their medication is ready to collect.

The move is part of the Cornhill Quarter development, which is being led by Lincolnshire Co-op. Throughout, historic buildings have been sympathetically restored while being adapted for modern commercial use.

The pharmacy building dates back to the late-1860s. It’s previously been home to a printer, a gramophone and record supplier and a butcher’s shop.

In keeping with its history, the frontage has been restored and the signage has been hand-painted. Inside, it’s a modern pharmacy with a customer area, dispensary and consultation room.

Dark haired woman wearing blue lanyard at a pharmacy desk

Pharmacist Patrizia Loria

Pharmacist Patrizia Loria said the team were looking forward to opening the new branch.

“Our new location is really convenient for people who live, work and visit the city centre as we’re near the bus station and train station and in the heart of the Cornhill Quarter,” she said.

“We provide lots of health services and advice and we expect our electronic prescription service to be popular.”

Social distancing measures will be in place including limiting customer numbers, protective screens and hand sanitiser. Customers will also have to wear face coverings if they’re able.

Lincolnshire Co-op also runs a food store on Sincil Street and the post office inside the City Square Centre.

Lincolnshire Co-op is still looking to relocate the post office to alternative city centre premises. Eventually, the aim is to replace the City Square Centre, but this scheme is still being planned. Currently all services, and the tenants within the centre and along Waterside South, continue to trade as normal.

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