Lloyds Pharmacy in Towcester followed hard on the heels of the Buckingham branch, with a relaunch last Thursday.
The new-style Watling Street store, billed as ‘a new concept in pharmacy’, was officially opened by the Towcester team, led by pharmacist Jeremy Fox.
The ribbon was cut by Mayor of Towcester, Jim Lynch.
Lloyds Pharmacy’s new approach to community health is aimed at improving access to healthcare information and support, with free services for a range of conditions.
Its new skin offering covers all aspects of skin health, from medicines management advice for people on prescription treatment to medicated skin products.
Mr Fox said: “What we want to do is help people discuss their health problems, offer support on how we can help them and how they can help themselves, all in relaxed surroundings where people can feel more comfortable talking about their concerns.
“With skin conditions, a change in treatment and application techniques can make all the difference, which is why we have developed our skin advice service. With effective management, symptoms can be reduced and those with the condition can start to take back control of their life.”
Pain management is another area where the pharmacy now offers extra support.
Mr Fox said: “The LloydsPharmacy pain control service has been found to improve 46 per cent of people’s pain after just four weeks of taking the pharmacist’s advice.”
He added: “Our experienced team is supporting local residents’ healthcare needs by providing services that complement GPs and other healthcare professionals by offering one-to-one support in pleasant, modern surroundings.”