It’s not only the players we should be cheering on around the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London. The globally recognised institution employs around 6,000 staff during the tournament, including a small, but vital Lloydspharmacy team.
Pharmacist Federica Franco usually manages a Lloydspharmacy in Weybridge, Surrey, but this summer she took her skills to the multiple’s pop-up branch at Wimbledon. Alongside two other members of staff each day, she fielded patient enquiries at the pharmacy from 9am-7pm during the tournament’s two-week run in July.
“A team from Lloydspharmacy will go and set it all up a week or so before the event,” Ms Franco explains. The pharmacy doesn’t have an NHS contract, but most of the requests are for over-the-counter (OTC) items.