PEOPLE in south Yate are getting an extra service from a local pharmacy that is aimed at improving their health.
Abbotswood Pharmacy has just become part of a pilot project that involves staff forging even better links with their customers and helping them lead healthier lifestyles.
Under the scheme, they are being pro-active with information and displays about various aspects of health and showing how it can be blighted by lifestyle decisions.
With the Abbotswood area having poorer health outcomes than many other parts of South Gloucestershire, it is hoped the Healthy Living Pharmacy scheme will play a role in changing that.
Pharmacist Ade Williams said the scheme had only started this summer in Abbotswood but it was a long term project that was already having an effect on customers.
His team were especially keen to drive home the message to children as they learned about healthy living early and in turn could influence their parents to make changes.
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Richard Drew (editor)