Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has added six new pharmacies to its portfolio of 750 after acquiring Pharma-Z, a small pharmacy chain based in Norfolk.

In a statement on Monday (March 1) Well said all 46 employees of the six community pharmacy sites will be retained as part of the acquisition to continue offering important healthcare services and customer care to patients in the local community.

“We are delighted to further support the health and wellbeing of new patients and communities in the Norfolk area,” said Seb Hobbs, CEO of Well Pharmacy.

“At Well our mission is to build the best community pharmacy experience in the UK, and we believe this acquisition will help us get one step closer to achieving that. We are thrilled to welcome nearly 50 new colleagues to the Well family.

“Despite the ongoing funding challenges facing pharmacy, Well continues to invest in the sector showing our commitment to pharmacy and offering accessible healthcare services to local communities.

“Our Delivering Well strategy sets out our long-term growth ambitions, and the pandemic has further highlighted the essential service and care we offer local communities by providing vital healthcare, advice, medication, NHS and private services to almost 2 million patients every month.”

Well will be rebranding the six pharmacies in due course and will prioritise onboarding its new employees into the business by proactively supporting them during the transition.

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