Welsh Lib Dem Leader Sees Modern Face of Community Pharmacy

Published on: 27th September 2022 | Updated on: 8th November 2023

On Monday 6th September, Senedd Member for Mid and West Wales Jane Dodds visited Llanidloes Pharmacy in her region, to see first hand how their services are changing.     Commenting on the visit Jane Dodds MS said:

“I was absolutely delighted to visit Llanidloes Pharmacy which is a ground breaking local community pharmacy which has delivered more independent prescriber consultations than any other community pharmacy in Wales. Both myself and local councillor Gareth Morgan were hugely impressed by the trend setting work done there, which shows first hand what community pharmacy can do if it is given the tools to make a difference.

“The visit also allowed me to say well done to the pharmacist, Dylan Jones, who has recently purchased Llanidloes Pharmacy in his own right. He is a great example of an businessman taking control of his own future but also – more importantly – a pioneering and community focused community pharmacist who is leading Wales in delivering a very important independent prescribing service. Llanidloes is a model for community pharmacy across Wales.”

Dylan Jones from Llanidloes Pharmacy said:

“My team at Llanidloes was delighted that Jane took the time to meet with us and thank us for the work of community pharmacists and their team during the Covid pandemic. She saw first hand the ever expanding range of services we offer, and pledged to help us raise relevant issues in the Senedd and with the local health board. Community pharmacy is changing rapidly and Jane appreciated what those changes might look like, including from an education and training perspective as more of us become independent prescribers.”
A spokesperson for Community Pharmacy Wales said:
“In a small town with a strong tourist economy like Llanidloes, the importance of an accessible community pharmacy is vital for residents and visitors alike. Services managed through community pharmacy like Emergency Supply of medicines offer a convenient and accessible service, and make a major difference to many tourists and take significant pressure off local GPs.”