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When pharmacy teams come to the aid of patients with heart problems

When pharmacy teams come to the aid of patients with heart problems

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.

Emergency assistance

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,”

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