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LUNTS PHARMACIES HELP LAUNCH LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - The family-run business of Lunts Pharmacies are promoting 'Lung Cancer Awareness Month' and encouraging ... MORE
LUNTS PHARMACY RELOCATES TO DROVERS HOUSE - Lunts Pharmacy in Corvedale Road, Craven Arms relocated to modern premises at Drovers' House (on the main A49). The new pharmacy ... MORE
SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM SUCCESS - Shrewsbury's residents, the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee, Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council staff and councillors were delighted... MORE
OFFICIAL OPENING OF LUNTS HEREFORD ROAD PHARMACY - Family-run, and independent business Lunts Pharmacies have fully refurbished their Hereford Road, Shrewsbury pharmacy... MORE
LUNTS PHARMACIES successful 'Ask About Medicines Week' - The family-run business of Lunts Pharmacies were encouraged by the response from their customers during the recent 'Ask About Medicines Week'... MORE

LUNTS PHARMACIES HELP LAUNCH LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
The family-run business of Lunts Pharmacies are promoting 'Lung Cancer Awareness Month' and encouraging their customers and indeed any member of the public to ask questions about their health in relation to smoking.Local people are being invited to visit the Hereford Road, Shrewsbury pharmacy, and ask about the options available to both help quit smoking, and especially to have a free 'carbon monoxide test'. The test involves breathing into a simple device which will then monitor their levels of carbon monoxide and show how it affects their body. Martin Lunt said: “It is extremely important that people are aware of 'Lung Cancer Awareness Month', an important national campaign running throughout November and which is supported by the United Kingdom Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC). The campaign to inform people of the dangers of lung cancer and to raise awareness of the issues involved with smoking. According to the UKLCC, thousands of lives can be saved over the next ten years by doubling current survival rates. The new awareness campaign is a sign that there has never been a better time to quit smoking. All our staff take great pride in providing the personal touch for their customers, and there is always time for customers to discuss and receive advice on health and lifestyle issues in confidence. The initiative aims to promote better communication between people and their healthcare professionals, to take the free carbon monoxide test, find out about the way forward in quitting smoking and being better informed of lung cancer symptoms. An 'Ask About Your Cancer Medicines' booklet and other information on asking about medicines, is available at www.askaboutmedicines.org or contact Hereford Road pharmacy on (01743) 351918. Lunts Pharmacies offer a range of No Smoking products throughout their pharmacies in Shrewsbury, Pontesbury, Oswestry and Craven Arms. The Craven Arms and Hereford Road, Shrewsbury pharmacies both run successful Quit Smoking Campaigns throughout the year, and the pharmacies stock a range of products which will increase the chance of success. People may also receive support, and free confidential advice at a weekly Help to Quit! Clinic offering "e;one to one"e; support. Give Tessa Jones, pharmacist at the Craven Arms pharmacy a call on (01588) 672327, or Ruth Jones, pharmacist (or Yvonne Hannah) at the Hereford Road pharmacy.


Note to editors:- The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) is a powerful new coalition of the UK’s leading lung cancer experts, senior NHS and Department of Health professionals, charities and healthcare companies. It is the UK’s only multi-interest group in lung cancer and it is the first time that all the major charities with an interest in the disease have joined forces to fight lung cancer. Its vision, as well as details of its financial and in-kind support, can be found on its website: www.uklcc.org.uk Lung cancer is the country’s biggest cancer killer. In the UK, someone dies from lung cancer every 15 minutes and half of all people with lung cancer die within six months of diagnosis. Despite improvements in service provision, there are still wide variations in standards of care across the country and lung cancer is considered the poor relation when compared to other cancers. It kills a quarter of all UK cancer patients yet only receives three percent of national cancer research monies. It is not surprising, therefore, that we have one of the worst survival rates in Europe.

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Helen Jones of Lunts Pharmacy

LUNTS PHARMACY RELOCATES TO DROVERS HOUSE
Lunts Pharmacy in Corvedale Road, Craven Arms relocated to modern premises at Drovers' House (on the main A49). The new pharmacy was designed to offer state of the art facilities which will benefit customers, including a larger dispensary, and a private consultation room where people can take advice on their medicines and discuss health issues in privacy. The room aims to promote better understanding of people's medicines and their treatment options. A modern computer system maintains patient medication records.
Martin Lunt of family-run business Lunts Pharmacies said: "Lunts Pharmacies have been established in Craven Arms for 15 years, and we are most pleased to be able to continue offering a professional service to the community. We provide a range of pharmaceutical services and products over a large area, which stretches from Church Stretton to Ludlow, and from Much Wenlock to Bishop's Castle. The move to the 100 square-metre premises at Drovers' House was an exciting development. It offered us the ideal opportunity to continue our friendly and personal service to the people of Craven Arms and surrounding villages. One of our pharmacists - Tessa Jones runs a successful 'Quit Smoking Campaign', and the pharmacy stocks a range of products which will increase the chance of success. People may also receive support, and free confidential advice at a weekly 'Help to Quit! Clinic' offering one to one support. Just give Tessa a call on (01588) 672327. I am also delighted that Councillor David Evans agreed to officially open the new pharmacy.
Craven Arms pharmacy offers a free prescription collection service from the local surgery. Pharmacist duties are shared between pharmacists Tessa Jones and Sally Dudley, with Mary Lewis being the Dispensing Technician. Other staff include Mandy Price, Michelle Pugh, Eileen Grimes and Karen Morgan."
Martin continued: "All staff take great pride in providing the personal touch for their customers, and there is always time to discuss health care in confidence and to offer advice. Lunts Pharmacies offer a range of services, including a full dispensing service, patient support, homeopathy and herbal remedies, emergency supplies, support for people with disabilities, a 'Stop Smoking' support service, and advice on health and lifestyle issues".

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Mary Lewis, Martin Lunt, Shropshire County Councillor for the Corvedale ward, Councillor David Evans, Tessa Jones pharmacist, Karen Morgan and Eileen Grimes

SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM SUCCESS
Shrewsbury's residents, the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee, Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council staff and councillors were delighted with the town's success in winning the regional Heart of England finals, in the 2005 Britain in Bloom competition. The award follows many years of hard work, towards improving Shrewsbury's floral excellence, the environment, and the education of young people. Local businessman Martin Lunt is just one of many commercial sponsors who have supported the town's floral features over many years. Shrewsbury has now gone forward to represent the Region in the 2006 national finals. Tony Bywater, Chairman of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee said - "As Chairman of Shrewsbury in Bloom, I would like to say thank you to all the people who helped towards the Heart of England initiative, made such a big difference to our beautiful town of Shrewsbury and helped us win the regional finals and in particular to Martin Lunt, and Lunts Pharmacies who have been valuable and enthusiastic supporters since the beginning of the campaign. Lunts Pharmacies have recently signed a major three-year sponsorship package to florally sponsor the Meole Brace traffic island in Shrewsbury."

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Martin Lunt, of Lunts Pharmacies - providing the ideal prescription for Shrewsbury in Bloom

OFFICIAL OPENING OF LUNTS HEREFORD ROAD PHARMACY
Family-run, and independent business Lunts Pharmacies have fully refurbished their Hereford Road, Shrewsbury pharmacy, and as part of the redevelopment they have installed full-disabled access facilities. The pharmacy has also benefited by the creation of a private consultation room, where customers can receive confidential help and advice. The new-look pharmacy has been officially opened by Councillor David Farmer, Mayor of Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council. Martin Lunt said: "We are proud and pleased to offer more modern facilities to our customers, and the new private consultation room will promote better understanding of people's medicines and their treatment options. For people with disabilities, the access has been made much more easier, and we trust will prove beneficial for everyone. I am also pleased to welcome newly-appointed pharmacist Ruth Jones to the Hereford Road pharmacy"

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Ken Lunt, Mrs Joan Lunt,The Mayor of Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, David Farmer, Martin Lunt, Angela Almond, Tracy Stephens, Ruth Jones and seated Colin Hepworth.(Missing off photograph- Senior Dispenser Yvonne Hannah).

LUNTS PHARMACIES successful 'Ask About Medicines Week'
The family-run business of Lunts Pharmacies were encouraged by the response from their customers during the recent 'Ask About Medicines Week'. Local people were able to visit their local pharmacy, ask about their medicines and were helped to make better informed decisions about taking medicines. The "Ask About Medicines Week" was a national scheme to help local people make better informed decisions about their medicines. Martin Lunt said: "In any one year as many as three quarters of us take a prescription medicine so it is extremely important that people are aware of this issue. The initiative aimed to promote better communication between people and their healthcare professionals by encouraging them to ask questions about medicines and possible treatment options. There is a newly revised Health and Medicines Information Guide and Directory to help make sense of information available on medicines and health matters." This guide, along with an Ask About Your Cancer Medicines booklet and other information on asking about medicines, is available at www.askaboutmedicines.org or contact: Ruth Jones, Hereford Road pharmacy - (01743) 351918 Lunts.herefordroad@npanet.co.uk

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