The health Blog

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

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…

Thrush or vaginal candidiasis is generally thought as the overgrowth of an organism which occurs normally in the body (mostly the culprit is the fungus candida albicans) It is relatively common and affect about three-quarters of women between the ages of…

News

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…

Our Wellness Pharmacists Ali and Elizabeth (pictured right with the presenter) attended an excellent night’s training at The Village Hotel Swansea, courtesy of Pharmanord – pioneers in nutritional healthcare. Speaker Frankie Brogan was full of fun and information – right…

Excited to receive news today that we’ve been judged as a finalist for Natural Health Pharmacy in the UK Pharmacy Business Awards. It’s a new award sector for us, but we’ve happy memories of our last appearance in 2010 when…

Elizabeth Lawless

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that our very own Elizabeth Lawless has won the coveted title of Community Pharmacist of the Year at the 2018 Chemist & Druggist Awards. The awards are the pinnacle of the community pharmacy calendar and…