Second Pharmacist At Scilly’s Health Centre

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Scilly’s Health Centre now has a second pharmacist. Lead GP John Garman says Dr Maria Murphy has moved over from Surrey to join the team.

Previously, the pharmacy has been staffed by a single resident pharmacist, Helen Pearce, with cover provided by locums from the mainland.

John says they’re very excited to have Maria on board. He says having a second pharmacist on the islands means services won’t be disrupted by bad weather.

And it also means they can expand the range of services on offer at the pharmacy, such as medication usage reviews and electronic prescriptions.

Maria has had a varied career, including most recently at the agency that regulates the use of medicines and healthcare products. And he hopes that experience means she’ll bring some fresh ideas on the benefits that the pharmacy can provide to a community.