Author: Nicole Taylor

LloydsPharmacy Betterlife New Store Opening in Leeds

With a little help from Channel 4’s Countdown presenter, Rachel Riley we opened our brand new store on Friday 15th August.The store allows you to try before you buy with a ‘track’ for people to test mobility scooters, including Astroturf and cobbles to test different surfaces.You can test products and imagine yourself at home as the store has a working lounge set and kitchen set. The new store even has a car boot mounted onto the wall so you can test the ease of getting products in and out of the car. We are all very proud of the team...

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Stop Smoking Blog 5: One year on

Today I can confidently say that it has now been a whole year since I smoked a cigarette. This time last year I kicked the habit for good with the help of LloydsPharmacy’s Stop Smoking service. I’m proud to report that after 22 years as a smoker, there have been no relapses (well, apart from a few in the early days) and now I am completely free from smoking and the cravings that used to gnaw away at me. You might be wondering why I wanted to give up after 22 years of smoking. Well, a little over a year ago I found out that my wife was pregnant with twins. This provided the motivation I’d always needed to quit; I knew I wouldn’t want to smoke around my children and the thought of having to wash my hands, brush my teeth and change my clothes every time I wanted to play with them or hold them seemed ridiculous – all of that because I needed a cigarette? No chance. So after 22 years as a smoker, it was time to put down my lighter and stub out my last cigarette. Previous attempts of stopping never worked so, slightly sceptical but in need of help, I went to LloydsPharmacy following a recommendation from a friend. You can read all about my early experiences of quitting in my previous blogs...

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The Healthy Roast

The Healthy Roast, this may seem like an impossible task; however there are a few small changes you can make to ensure that your roast supports the weight loss plan and that the family doesn’t miss out on that all important Sunday Roast. Roast potatoes Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and are almost fat free (before they’re roasted in oil or fat). Baked potatoes are just as tasty but much better for you. Stop: 100g of potatoes roasted in oil have 149kcal, 4.5g fat (0.5g saturates) approx. Swap: 100g of baked potato has 109kcal, 0.1g fat (0g saturates) approx. Calorie saving: 40kcal....

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Alcohol and medication

While many people will be used to hearing messages about the effect that alcohol can have on your general health, the problems that can occur when drinking alcohol while taking regular medication are less well-known. As pharmacists we are often the main point of contact for people taking regular medicines, many of whom have long term health conditions. We have a responsibility to ensure that people are taking their medication correctly and so take every opportunity to talk to people and remind them about some of the dangers of drinking alcohol when taking medication. This is important so that...

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Hickling Incident – Tuesday 15th October

Lloydspharmacy was distressed to learn that the Hickling’s have received nuisance calls from a number which purports to be from our headquarters in Coventry. We have initiated a full investigation into this matter. We have checked all outbound calls from our headquarters on the days when the abusive calls were made and there is no record of any calls to the Hickling’s telephone number. We have contacted the police and our telephone service provider to seek their assistance with this matter. The investigation is on-going. We are determined to get to the bottom of this incident. We will, of course, provide whatever support we can to the Hicklings to resolve this matter. Jo Darby Social Media Manager UPDATE: 08/11/2013 Following a full investigation into the nuisance calls made to the Hicklings, Yorkshire Police and BT have checked the dates/times of calls to the Hicklings and confirmed that the nuisance calls did not originate from the headquarters of Lloydspharmacy and therefore Lloydspharmacy is not involved in their on-going enquiries....

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