The Southmead branch of LloydsPharmacy in Bristol has been named 'Pharmacy of the Year’ at the company's annual awards.

The store beat over 1,500 others in the regional heats to reach the final after being assessed on performance, community engagement, store visits and customer feedback.

Three finalists were tasked with creating an awareness campaign that would engage the community in local services to ensure they got the most out of their pharmacy. A panel of judges from parent company Celesio UK and the event sponsor GlaxoSmithKline, then rewarded their favourite ideas, with Southmead coming out on top.

Andrew Gibb, Celesio UK's retail operations director, described the Southmead branch as “a perfect example of the intangible value of pharmacy” and commented that he found it “inspiring to hear how our finalists have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence” in an otherwise challenging year.

The finalists all enjoyed a day of spa relaxation at the The Belfry Hotel and Resort and were given the opportunity of a golf lesson from the course professional.

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