Existing jobs retained - New community delivery service planned
A Moray pharmacy is about to change hands in a deal which will see the long running business expand.
Independent care home provider Parklands Group will take over the running of Aberlour Pharmacy at the end of this month.
Pictured: Ron Taylor, Rebecca Beaumont and Karen Braithwaite
Existing staff at the pharmacy will be retained and Parklands hopes to create further employment opportunities in the near future. At the same time, Parklands plans to launch a new prescription delivery service for outlying areas. An order has already been placed for a new delivery van to serve the local community.
The pharmacy will also supply medicines to Parklands’ seven care homes, including Speyside Care Home in Aberlour.
Karen Braithwaite, who has run Aberlour Pharmacy since 2003, is now moving on to work at Aberlour Medical Practice.
Karen said: “I have enjoyed running Aberlour Pharmacy for 15 years. Over this time, pharmacy in Scotland has changed so much. I now feel this is the right time to spend less time on business administration and more time using my knowledge and experience to care for patients.”
She continued: “Ron Taylor brings a trained team of administrative staff, many years of delivering award winning healthcare and financial resources to the pharmacy.”
Rebecca Beaumont, who joined the pharmacy two years ago, will be employed as superintendent pharmacist, responsible for the day to day running of the pharmacy.
Karen added: “The support of Ron and his team will enable Rebecca to focus her time and energy on patient services.”
Ron Taylor, managing director of Parklands Group, said: “Karen and her team have done a fantastic job at Aberlour Pharmacy over the past 15 years. The pharmacy is more than a business, it is a resource at the heart of the local community and it will remain so.
“We are delighted that the existing team will remain with us and continue to provide the same high quality care and support to the local community. Over time, we hope to create additional employment opportunities in the village, and our purchase of a delivery van will ensure that residents in outlying areas will also enjoy easier access to medicines.”
“This underlines our commitment to supporting smaller communities in Moray and the Highlands.”