The health Blog

Some behind the scenes stories at The Health Dispensary and Health and Life from our world

elderly lady

I’m writing this blog from personal experience, as unfortunately I’ve possibly got flu and feel quite groggy!  I’m very aware, however that elderly people might get hit worse than me, as I’m still relatively young (in my eyes at least)…

I’ve been reflecting on a month where we achieved the amazing accolade of “Independent Pharmacy of the Year 2017” pitched against remarkable businesses from across the UK. At a fabulous Celtic Manor event, we had to wait until after dinner…

We’ve acquired a new member of our extended family at The Health Dispensary and it’s raised one of the most important questions of what’s good for your pet to eat. Most of us are familiar with a huge range of…

plane window

At this time of year, many of us are thinking of travel and jetting off to warmer climates for a much needed holiday break. As a pharmacist, I like to think I’m equipped to sort out most problems but am…

depressed man

World Health Day is held every year on April 7th for the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. Each year a public health theme is selected that highlights current priority. This year World Health Day…

mum and babies

The Health Dispensary is all about health, happiness and “Feel Good Living”. However, there are times when these sentiments can feel a little raw. Today is one of them. For those that are mums, grandmas, daughters and sons we wish…

six dimensions wellness

Having worked in and for the NHS for over 30 years there is a realisation that our system is based on illness rather than wellness. Often the term wellbeing is used here in the UK, but I like the term…

rainbow foods

I think we generally get the fact that eating the right things is good for our body, help keep us the right weight, have plenty of energy and prevent disease, but here are FIVE recommendations for some foods to Feed…

News

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…

Ali Sparkes with Award

The Health Dispensary just won Natural Healthcare Pharmacy of the Year 2018 at the Pharmacy Business Awards in London. A glittering gala night at The Park Plaza London was compered by Charlotte Hawkins of ITVs This Morning’s breakfast show. Attended…