Pharmacies help patients achieve good heart health through vital initiatives – some offer blood pressure checks, while others run smoking cessation services. A few teams have gone even further for these patients.
Sadik Al-Hassan, manager of the C+D Award-winning Well Pharmacy in Kingswood, Bristol, was working in the branch one day last year when he received a message from the GP surgery next door. The receptionists were worried about a patient who had been brought in by a neighbour, but no doctor was available.
Mr Al-Hassan recognised the patient – an older man with memory problems who often came into the pharmacy to seek advice when he was confused. Mr Al-Hassan thought he might be having a heart attack.
“I see him every week,”