AN ALLOA pharmacy has picked up a major accolade at an annual Scottish awards show.

Well Pharmacy in Alloa won the Pharmacy Business Development award at the Scottish Pharmacist Awards on February 29.

More than 400 professionals gathered at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre for the awards ceremony last month.

The award follows a refit that was carried out to the premises and to the pharmacy services last year.

As a result of the significant refit, the working environment for the team has greatly improved and, as a result of the new state-of-the-art appearance of the pharmacy, the patient experience has also been greatly enhanced.

The judges were extremely impressed by both the pharmacy refit and by the fact that the team continued to provide a high level of service to their patients.

They said: “Throughout the lengthy process of a difficult refit, along with significant changes to their way of working, Well Alloa have continued to excel at a breadth of pharmacy services.

“Their close relationships with the local NHS Board, resilience and patient have paid dividends for the local patients, who are now better served with a pharmacy for the future.”