A group of 21 community pharmacies in the Midlands and Yorkshire will have a new name – Pickfords Pharmacy.
The group has been created by combining three independent pharmacy businesses which traded as Mr Pickford’s, McGills Pharmacy and D&R Sharp.
All pharmacies in the new group will be rebranded over the coming months, with a series of launch events planned by local teams.
Speaking after the unveiling of the first branch to receive new signage in Hexthorpe Doncaster, Mimi Lau, Pickfords Pharmacy’s chief operating officer, said: “This is a turning point for the group, with all our pharmacies operating under one name with a consistent, contemporary brand.
“Initial reaction has been fantastic and very soon the name Pickfords Pharmacy will be widely recognised for the great service we deliver to customers and patients every day.”
Speaking of the consolidation, Nick Yarrow, the newly appointed group chief executive officer, commented: “Since the enlarged group came together last year, we have been striving to ensure that the best elements of each business have been retained for the benefit of our customers and team members.
“This is part of our journey to be more than just a pharmacy – we want to be a trusted source of healthcare services at the heart of each one of the communities we serve”.
Pickfords Pharmacy has operated a hub-and-spoke model in its Leicestershire and Northamptonshire branches for more than three years and is currently in the process of creating a new hub for its South Yorkshire branches in Doncaster.
Over the last eighteen months in partnership with the NHS, the group has delivered more than 160,000 Covid-19 vaccinations and last winter provided flu jabs to nearly 17,000 people.