As Superintendent Pharmacist, I look after all three of our pharmacies, responsible for their safe & effective running. I love to be a part of people’s lives in Cheddar, Street & Dorchester, getting to know our patients & helping them with their medicines & healthcare questions. Currently I'm collaborating with the Somerset pharmaceutical committee & the pharmacy national bodies such as the PSNC & NHS Commissioners to strategize the new model for pharmacy & it’s future within the NHS long term plan. My ethos? There is no magic pill for every ill. Prevention is better than cure.
My pharmaceutical aspirations began at childhood where I spent many an hour helping in my uncle's pharmacy, preparing medicines & creams using traditional methods to help people. Roll on a good few years & I still love helping people treat their medical conditions & providing healthcare advice. I look after the beauty & skincare ranges in our pharmacies, researching & introducing ethical, naturally sourced & high quality products to our pharmacies. My mantra is "Seize the moment & always look on the bright side!"
My passion for pharmacy is being able to work directly with our patients, helping them feel better as quickly as possible. Being able to have such an impact on my patients’ lives is incredibly important to me, pharmacists are a trusted link between patients & their doctors, & this gives me a unique perspective on healthcare & the best way to support my patients.
I fully stand by ‘ you are what you eat’, eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health.
I love helping people in our local community of Dorchester. Receiving positive feedback from patients makes being a Pharmacist an amazing job because I enjoy touching patients’ lives by supporting them to achieve a healthier lifestyle. A key part of my role is to improve medication adherence, taking into consideration many lifestyle factors that may affect a patient's ability to take a medication and get better. My ethos? Do good, and live in the most positive and joyful way possible.
Healthcare is like an heirloom passed down through the generations of my family and was inspired by the care given to others by my grandparents and my mum (all of them are nurses). I wanted in on this kind of life-changing work, and so I investigated becoming a pharmacist. Every pharmacist will agree that the best thing about our vocation is making an intervention that significantly improves the quality of life of a patient. There is a unique and special satisfaction in knowing that you’ve changed someone’s life for the better – especially someone who you’ve built up a relationship with through the pharmacy.