The health Blog

Pharmacist writer Ali Sparkes explores some topics on leading a Healthy, Happy and Hopeful life.

Mental Health Awareness

During Mental Health Awareness week, I’d been thinking about what that really means. Awareness days are abundant these days and becoming ever more creative- my particular favourite is “Talk like a Pirate day”. Awareness days can be fun or frivolous…

Salt has been part of our lives for thousands of years going back to the Egyptians and Romans who used it in cooking but also has a food preservative. We need salt in our diets but as with most things…

Love Lettering Sign

Love is Universal. We express love and compassion towards the people we have around us; our dearest loved ones, the community we belong to even the planet we live on. In positive psychology, fostering positive relationships is a key step…

Yellow Book by Alex Lemon called Happy

‘if positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all’   Christopher Peterson Positive psychology is a new, and particularly increasingly…

Hand holding medicine capsule

Check the label on your medicine before taking it to make sure that it is for the correct person — you. Read and save any written information that comes with the medicine. If there’s anything you don’t understand, please ask…

Man waiting at airport

Travel’s become part and parcel of today’s lifestyle, foreign trips become more far-flung, stag and hen parties travel further, people often think nothing of hopping on a plane to see a rugby or football match.

Man laughing

We love the idea that laughter can make you feel better and at The Health Dispensary we certainly appreciate doing a serious job with a lot of fun and laughter. It certainly makes the day go quickly and we think…

Lighthouse

There are days in your life you look forward too and others you’d rather avoid. Today is one of the latter. Events and anniversaries have an effect, especially if they’re ones you’re trying your hardest to avoid. Today is the…

News

October Events

GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER   Go booze-free for the 31 days of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sign up to be a Sober Hero Now    FLU VACCINATION   Call Us on 01639 500000 to make an…

child nurse

National Glaucoma Awareness Week, takes place from Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23 promoted by The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) At The Health Dispensary, we’re very keen to enhance glaucoma support services for all those affected by the condition…

Wales Pharmacy Awards 2019

We were very humbled to be finalists in 4 categories of the Welsh Pharmacy Awards held at the Vale Resort near Cardiff on May 23rd. The awards were for: Business Development Independent Innovations in Quality & Efficiency through Technology Innovations…

Dry Eye pharmacy display

We had a really great day inviting customers old and new to talk about Dry Eye and Blepharitis. We hosted the event in our lovely clinic space and had some really great feedback. Those attending appreciated the time we were able…