ICCA MEMBERS

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HI WELDRICK LTD

HI Weldrick Limited (trading as Weldricks Pharmacy) is a family owned business with a pharmacy tradition dating back to the 1930s when our current chairman’s grandmother opened her first pharmacy in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

With a commitment to community healthcare we have steadily grown to 61 pharmacies, still concentrated in South Yorkshire with over 600 trained staff including over 80 pharmacists, 9 of who are clinical pharmacists. We have had an internet presence since 1998.

In recognition of our commitment to employee development and ultimately customer service we were the first independent pharmacy in the UK to be awarded the ‘Investor in People’ (IIP) standard in 1993, the standard has subsequently been re-awarded to us at each bi-annual review process. In 1994 our training programme for Pharmacist Assistants achieved ‘National Training Award’ recognition. We are current holders of ISO 9001:2008, having initially achieved the ISO Standard in 2001.

Our ongoing commitment to staff development ensures the Weldricks team are able to provide exceptional healthcare advice and service both to our local and online communities.

Website: www.weldricks.co.uk

For more information on Weldricks including Pre-Registration training click here

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DEAN & SMEDLEY LTD

Dean & Smedley has been family run since it’s foundation in 1927 – Richard Dean, the present Managing Director is the third generation to be in charge and his daughter Lucy is learning the ropes ready to take his place in due course. The family feel of the company is, we hope, one of the reasons for its success over the years and also for the loyalty and long service of its staff.

We run modern, attractive, community pharmacies designed so that we can respond to the needs of the local people in the most appropriate way. Crucial to this approach is the caring professional, the pharmacist, able to communicate effectively and run an efficient and profitable dispensary and shop.
Website: www.deanandsmedley.com or www.ukpharmacyonline.co.uk

For more information on Dean & Smedley including Pre-Registration training here

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PAYDENS GROUP

Paydens Limited was established in 1969 and has expanded over the years and today operates pharmacies across the South-East of England. We firmly believe that to serve the community requires a constant commitment and professional attitude to its healthcare needs.

Our pharmacies vary in size from a small village pharmacy to large high street shops with additional departments such as perfumery, photographic and alternative therapies. The pharmacies around Kent, Sussex and Surrey do take care of a number of residential and nursing homes and give advice and help to them on a regular basis.

Website: www.paydenspharmacy.co.uk

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LOS PHARMACY

Lo’s Pharmacy is a chain of 12 pharmacies located across Sheffield and Barnsley, owned and operated by Steven KF Lo. The Online Chemist is the online vision of Steven K.F. Lo.

Steven undertook his degree at Aston University from 1985 to 1988 and qualified as a pharmacist in 1989 after completed his pre-reg at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. To gain valuable experience he held various positions as both a locum pharmacist and pharmacy manager before acquiring his first pharmacy in January 1992

Website: www.theonlinechemist.co.uk

For more information on Lo’s Pharmacy click here

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MEDICARE PHARMACY GROUP

MediCare Pharmacy Group operates 53 busy high volume retail pharmacies which are located in some of the most socially deprived areas of Northern Ireland. Our motto “Caring for your Health” expresses very well what MediCare is about and our strategy has always been to deliver to patients and customers the services and medicines they require in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Our business model has evolved over the years with the benefit of efficiencies generated primarily due to the size of our overall operation and the Central Warehousing and purchasing functions.

Website: www.medicare-group.com

For more information on MediCare Group including Pre-Registration training click here

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LINDSAY & GILMOUR PHARMACY

Lindsay & Gilmour are a family run pharmacy group based in East Central Scotland, and the Scottish Borders.

We strive to excel in the provision of pharmaceutical care and related services to local communities and to users and providers of healthcare.

We aim to combine the benefits of personal service by well informed friendly staff, with competitive pricing and customer choice.

The range of merchandise stocked and the services offered at individual branches is tailored to the needs and wants of the local community, rather than being based on uniform national standards.

Website: www.lindsayandgilmour.co.uk

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CORNWELL'S CHEMISTS

Cornwell’s Chemists operate a chain of 7 pharmacies across Staffordshire. Established in 1835 we have been providing a comprehensive healthcare service to our communities for over 150 years.
We are responsible to our communities for adopting the highest possible standards of customer care and the provision of products and services consistent with our professional status. We will work with our healthcare partners to achieve this in the Primary Healthcare Sector.

We take a professional approach to business management. Our willingness to respond and adapt to changes in customer demand and business opportunity is at the very core of our business.

Our vision is to be acknowledged as Specialists in Healthcare, and this will stem from the provision of a caring and informative advisory service, which in turn, will be founded upon friendly and well trained staff, committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement. We have been Investors in People since 1997.

Website: www.cornwells.co.uk

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DAVIDSONS CHEMISTS

Davidsons has been providing a comprehensive community pharmacy and veterinary supplies service to towns and rural communities within the North East of Scotland spanning three centuries.
Founding father, Walter Davidson, started our first pharmacy in Blairgowrie in 1897 based on sound principles of knowledge, professionalism and care. We still use these key principles as our driving force to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and patient care. We now have 33 pharmacies and 4 agricultural supplies outlets across Scotland that aspire to provide the best possible service.

The company considers staff training and retention to be of utmost importance. Our pharmacists, dispensers and sales assistants are the public face of the business and we, as a company, encourage and reward staff development. It is by that way that we will continue to succeed and meet the expectations of our customers.

We are proud to have been awarded prestigious patronage to HM The Queen, and HRH the Prince of Wales. We consider it a mark of the quality of care we provide and the effort we make to meet the needs of our customers.

Website: www.wdavidson.co.uk

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PCT HEALTHCARE

PCT Healthcare is the parent company of our two retail chains “Peak Pharmacy” and “Tims and Parker”. Peak Pharmacy was founded around twenty years ago and is based around Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Tims and Parker was again founded around the same time but based in Salford Manchester.

The two retail chains merged in 2001 forming a company that now has more than ninety community pharmacies.

Website: www.pcthealthcare.com

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DEJURE LIMITED

Dejure Ltd is a family owned business located in Croydon and West Sussex.
The first pharmacy was acquired by C.J.Patel in Crawley, in 1996.

Our modern professional pharmacies are based in the community, where our trained and
motivated staff recognise, support and respond to a wide variety of health and well being
needs demanded by the local population.

Although the safe supply and dispensing of medicines remains very much at the centre of the company’s activity, today’s NHS requires a much more clinical emphasis from Community Pharmacies. Our Pharmacists, well supported by their dispensing and healthcare staff , play a significant role in delivering on the nationally agreed Advanced and the locally commissioned Enhanced services of the Pharmacy contract.

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DAY LEWIS PLC

Day Lewis plc is a national pharmacy chain with a local community focus. With 227 pharmacies and over 1300 employees, we are the largest independently owned pharmacy chain in the UK and Europe. Our core purpose is to help people in the community stay healthy and feel better.

Founded in 1975 the business continues to grow and thrive. Day Lewis plc has been recognised by the pharmacy industry and banks for its achievements, namely “Pharmacy Chain Of The Year” (Pharmacy Business Awards 2011), “Ranked 218 in a list of Britain’s leading mid-market private companies with the biggest sales” (The Sunday Times Top Track 250, 2011) and “Best UK Family Business, London and Greater London Region” (Coutts Awards 2009/10).

Website: www.daylewisplc.co.uk

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JHOOTS PHARMACY

Jhoots started trading in June 2003, opening Jhoots Pharmacy Parkfields, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

However after 2 years of hard work , and the implementation of the new contract a Journey of Discovery started, the Jhoots Steering Group was formed with an underlying commitment to provide excellent service to the community.

The Jhoots Board was founded with the sole aim of building a brand and an environment for each team member to be proud off, with a goal of 50 stores by 2015.Jhoots Group currently has 36 stores nationwide.

Website: www.jhootspharmacy.co.uk

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MAYBERRY PHARMACY

Mayberry Pharmacy is a group of 7 community pharmacies based in South Wales.

Driven by a view that no one should suffer unnecessarily, we maintain that your health and wellbeing is a three way partnership between pharmacists, patients and their doctors. Our business is built on the belief that every one of our patients is an individual… and will be treated as such.

We’ve invested in the best robotic dispensing technology in the UK to make more time for our pharmacists to spend with our patients talking through their healthcare concerns. Our highly professional pharmacists and staff make it their job to get to know our patients personally – and to treat them as individuals.

So, if a local, personal, friendly and professional partnership in healthcare – your healthcare – appeals, then we should be talking. Healthcare: we make it personal.

Website: www.mayberrypharmacy.co.uk

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WESSEX PHARMACIES

Wessex Pharmacies is a family owned business, established in 1939 by J.M. Loveridge.

Whilst our business within J.M. Loveridge plc expanded, over the years, into Generic Manufacturing and Full Line Wholesaling, our primary focus has always centred around community Pharmacy and our vision is to deliver the highest possible standard of services within the Counties of Dorset & Hampshire.

Our branches differ in size and range from High Street Stores to smaller Neighbourhood Pharmacies.

We also serve and offer advice to a number of residential and care homes within Dorset.

Website: www.wessexpharmacies.co.uk

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MEDIPHARMACY GROUP

Medipharmacy is a family run business which is operated by Naveen and Sadhna Khosla. It has grown into a chain of 27 pharmacies around the Surrey, Kent, Essex and London area.

Medipharmacy is committed to serving the community and offers a wide range of pharmacy services including free collection and delivery of prescriptions, repeat prescription service, fully trained staff to do flu vaccinations.

In 2009 Medipharmacy won the Best Practice Award at the Pharmacy Business awards and in 2012 we won the Multiple Branch of the year award at the C & D Awards of 2012 for our Kent based shop, which we are very proud of. We continue to strive and develop our business to give our customers the best advice and services possible.

Website: www.medipharmacygroup.co.uk

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PHARMACY CARE PLUS LTD

Dev Shah (Executive Chairman and Superintendent Pharmacist) and Robert Andrew (CEO) have set up Pharmacy Care Plus Ltd with the aim of developing a professional, caring and forward thinking pharmacy service to meet the needs of our patients in the community.

Developing future-proofed pharmacies in Northern England, we are a dependable, caring and well equipped community pharmacy group, offering a personal service. We work hard to create and maintain a bond with our customers and staff and to create an environment where staff feel adequately supported and are allowed to develop to their full potential.

As a company we aim to work in partnership with the NHS (whether GPs, Nurses, Commissioning Boards, Hospitals etc.) tracking its developments and disseminating its innovative services to protect and care for the community’s health. Training and development of our staff is an important aspect in the development of a first class service where they go that extra mile, without commercial gain to care for our patients and customers.

Our policies and procedures are clear yet flexible, with a team of professionals working hard to ensure we stay up-to-date with all the current legislation and services within the pharmacy arena. Our culture is to instil a forward-looking human resources policy of employee empowerment through training and development. Management firmly believe that the high calibre, well-trained and qualified employee base will be a key factor in underpinning growth and Company reputation.

Pharmacy Care Plus has a good balance of youth and experience at the outset, and aims to recruit pharmacy managers with enormous and still relatively untapped development potential showing great aptitude for developing the pharmacies as if they were their own businesses.

Website: www.pharmacycareplus.co.uk

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HOLLOWOOD CHEMISTS GROUP

Hollowood Chemists Limited is a family run business, Raj Patel is the CEO, having undertook his degree at Manchester University.

He then completed his pre-registration training with Boots the Chemist and thereafter worked as a manager of a busy independent pharmacy in Winsford, until the opportunity to purchase his first pharmacy came up in 1989.

We now have a chain of 6 cutting edge pharmacies based in the North West of England enabling us to provide as many clinical services as possible.

Website: www.hollowoodchemists.com

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WHITWORTH CHEMISTS LTD

Whitworth Chemists Ltd are a family owned pharmacy business with 35 community pharmacy branches across the North of England, from Blackpool to Liverpool in the West, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Skegness in the East.

We started our pharmacy business in 1967 when John Whitworth opened his first pharmacy. At Whitworths, we work hard and passionately to be recognised by customers and stakeholders as the best community pharmacy in an area and to become a destination where customers can expect to be treated as part of the family.

We pride ourselves to look after our customers’ health and best interests, always with that personable touch. We provide a great range of healthcare services, from advice on how to stop smoking to how to have a balance diet and blood pressure checks. Many of our services are free of charge and our friendly team members are always ready to offer useful and reliable advice on your health matters.

We currently employ over 260 pharmacists and team members across the business and development and training opportunities for our staff is a top priority. We strongly believe in our values and live them every day. They are to treat our customers like they are part of the family and look after them:

-To maintain our caring family culture
-To always act professionally and be disciplined in our actions
-To be seen as a leader in community pharmacy and be innovative in what we do
-To reward, recognise and empower our staff

Website: www.whitworthchemist.co.uk

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JARDINES (UK) LTD

Jardines is an independent family business founded by Has Modi in 1981, and was incorporated to Jardines (UK) Ltd in 1987.

It now consist of 19 pharmacy outlets, spread across North Home Counties and East Midlands, as well as a surgical manufacturing business as a subsidiary based in Bristol. Healthcare solutions to the local communities through its pharmacies is its core business.

Website: www.jardinespharmacy.co.uk

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ASHAEVE GROUP

AshaEve Group is one of a couple of groups owned by Dr S.K. Kochhar.

This particular independently family owned group of pharmacies consists of 12 units and is primarily based in the North West.

The precursor to this group began in 1995 and was borne out of the need to be focused on the community it serves offering a pharmaceutical service that caters for that population. This Ethos has not changed.

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COHENS CHEMISTS

Cohens Chemist was established in 1980 and is now one of Britains leading pharmacy chains with over 90 branches. The branches are based in the North West, Yorkshire and North Wales located mainly in the community and increasingly within new community health centre developments.

Cohens Chemist has created a comprehensive and innovative range of pharmacy services including free collection and delivery of prescriptions, repeat prescription services and home care packs.

We pride ourselves on the special relationships we have developed with our customers to understand their needs and how we can help to meet those needs by giving friendly, efficient service.

Website: www.cohenschemist.co.uk