Author: Olivia Birks

Are you sitting comfortably?

If not, our guide will help you find the perfect chair for you                           Difficulty getting out of chairs? Look for a riser chair that raises you almost to a standing position. Single or dual motor? When you recline a chair with a single motor, the backrest and footrest move together. Chairs with a dual motor allow you to adjust the back and footrest independently to find the exact position that’s most comfortable. Manual recliner chairs… Manual recliner chairs recline as you push back into them. They offer whole body support, allowing you to relax in comfort. If the chair fits… To help you with your ergonomic comfort, we have included measurements for all our chairs, ensuring you select the right one that’s a perfect fit for...

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Things to consider when buying a wheelchair

Whether you are looking for a wheelchair for yourself to take out and about when you get a little tired, or you are looking for one for a loved one – it’s important to know a little about wheelchairs. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand all of the things you may need to consider. Self-propelled or transit? If you want to get around on your own, choose a chair with push rims on the outside of the wheels. The larger the rear wheel diameter, the more comfortable the ride. So even if you prefer to be pushed, you might  prefer a self propel wheelchair. Transit wheelchairs are ideal for those who maybe do not have the strength to use the wheel rims and allow them to be pushed by a friend, carer or loved one. Electric or not? An electric chair means you’re able to travel further without your arms getting tired. However, electric chairs tend to be heavier and larger so consider access to your home and storage. Do you need it to be foldable? Foldable chairs easily fit into a car boot for days out and require less storage space at home. Solid tyres or pneumatic? Pneumatic tyres are ideal for uneven terrain and solid tyres are great for town use. Solid tyres also give extra peace of mind as they can’t be...

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Q&A with Anna Sui

Image source: Anna Sui If you’ve not heard of Anna Sui before, she is an American designer often seen at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks’. She has her own fashion line that is available in over 50 countries worldwide and is known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. Anna also has her own line of fragrances that are also loved all over the world. But, here at LloydsPharmacy, we have been super excited to reveal that we have an exclusive fragrance, Fairy Dance Sun, only available in selected...

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Introducing… My Trusty: NHS Skincare

We are super excited to be launching My Trusty in LloydsPharmacy – a range designed by Skincare Experts in the NHS. My Trusty is an award winning, naturally based skincare range, uniquely owned and made in the UK by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. High grade natural sunflower oil was chosen as the primary ingredient because it is rich in linoleic acid which has lots of beneficial properties for healthy skin. My Trusty is also rich in vitamins E and F, and is soothing for people who are prone to eczema, psoriasis or other dry, itchy skin conditions. Let’s take...

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Focus on… Suncare & Children

  Our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat answers your healthcare questions. I’m taking my 1 year old son abroad on holiday for the first time – how do I protect him from the sun?   Use a high SPF lotion, never less than SPF 30, and apply regularly throughout the day. Apply to all exposed skin and don’t forget their shoulders, nose, ears, cheeks and tops of their feet. Always use a sun lotion that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays and apply even on cloudy days. Apply water resistant sun lotion if your child is going into the water, and re-apply after towelling to ensure protection. If you can, encourage your child to play in a shaded area, especially between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest. When playing in the sun, make sure they wear a hat that shades their face and neck; this could also be worn in a swimming pool. Protect your child further by putting them in loose fitting, cotton clothing such as a baggy t-shirt with sleeves. If you need some expert advice, email us your question!...

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