Boyndlie SWI ladies had an interesting talk about the Pharmacy First scheme locally.

The Boyndlie SWI ladies met at Heath-Hill Hotel on Thursday, March 17.

By John A. MacInnes
Thursday, 24th March 2022, 11:04 am
The ladies of Boyndlie has an interesting chat about Pharmacy First
The ladies of Boyndlie has an interesting chat about Pharmacy First

Mrs Watson, welcomed all to the monthly meeting.

Mrs Watson read items from the SWI Newsletter, highlighting the Federation Walk in August and the jubilee card competition, entries for the card to be submitted to Aberdeen office by 30th April.

Mrs Watson confirmed that a booking had been made for FJAS’s summer production – Calendar Days, names were taken of those wishing to attend.Business was concluded with a discussion of times, duties for the weekend’s Buchan Group Show.

With business concluded, Mrs Watson introduced Stacey Forsyth, who is the chemist based at Strichen and New Pitsligo pharmacies. Stacey highlighted some of the services that are now available at the pharmacy. It’s just not making up and handing out prescriptions nowadays. Whilst dealing with prescriptions is still one of the main duties carried out, their duties are expanding. With the introduction of Pharmacy First, following additional studies and training can diagnose minor ailments, earache, UTI’s, sore throat, to name a few.In additional to both Pharmacy First schemes, Strichen and New Pitsligo also offer travel advice and can give some travel injections.Stacey judged this month's competition - a vintage photo. 1st - Mrs Watson, 2nd - Mrs Ironside and 3rd - Mrs Robbie.Mrs Pirie gave a hearty vote of thanks, after which Mrs Watson thanked everyone for coming.