Travel clinic wins top award

March 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mhiari Spiers from JA Hogarths Chemist, receives the Scottish Pharmacist Business Initiative Award from John Shreeve of event sponsor Actavis Academy.

Crow Road Pharmacy in the West End, has won a professional award for its outstanding travel clinic. The chemists – J. A. Hogarths – like to wish their customers a ‘healthy holiday’ and offer specialised clinical services such as yellow fever vaccinations and malaria treatment.

The judges in the Scottish Pharmacist Awards praised pharmacist Mhairi Speirs and her team for their walk-in style travel clinic and their dedication to the community by helping people make ‘informed and professionally guided decisions about their own health.’

Collecting the prestigious Business Initiative Award at a ceremony in Edinburgh, Mhairi said: ‘I feel so honoured and absolutely delighted to have received this. I am just thrilled. We have had really positive feedback in the clinic. We have a wide-ranging demographic among our customers so it is great to be able to offer the service to everyone.’ She added: ‘local schools seem to be going further afield for long trips. So we’d love to work with them to develop the clinic.’