Application for Pharmacy Licence at Tornagrain

Application for Pharmacy Licence at Tornagrain

The retail unit at 1 Hillhead Road has been let to Tornagrain Healthcare Limited.  An application for a Pharmacy has been lodged with NHS Highland, who are currently in a consultation period until June 2019.

The licence application has been lodged by James Higgins, a pharmacist of almost 20 years' experience who has worked with a number of pharmacy companies and GP practices to deliver pharmaceutical care.

James currently acts as a pharmacist practitioner champion for NHS Highland supporting other pharmacists in delivering the pharmacy contract.  He has a strong interest in Pharmacy education and has acted as a tutor for National Education for Scotland.  Acting as an independent prescriber James continues to run clinics in conjunction with GP practices.

Throughout his career he has led successful applications for a number of community pharmacies and overseen their establishment as an integral part of local healthcare.  James holds a number of accolades including the Scottish Pharmacy Awards Pharmaceutical Care Award in both 2009 and 2012 and was awarded Scottish Pharmacist of the Year in 2011.

Tornagrain has been designed as a community to support the full demographic of the population from young to old.  It is evident that with residents from a few months old up to those in their 80's, the requirement for a pharmacy is there. With good communication links and access to the community of Croy and population at the airport, Tornagrain is appropriately situated for the proposed pharmacy.

If you haven't already responded to the consultation, you can find out more information through the link below.  I would encourage as many local residents as possible to complete the questionnaire during the consultation period.  Please take the opportunity to state your own experience of accessing local pharmacy services as currently constituted. The NHS Highland panel will look at the current service within the neighbourhood, which is currently absent. The greater the response supporting the need for a pharmacy in the neighbourhood, the more likely NHS Highland are to be supportive of the application.

More than one questionnaire can be completed per household if there is more than one adult present.  Those with an opinion from outside the neighbourhood are also free to respond.  We hope that Tornagrain Healthcare Limited are successful in their application.

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