Having qualified as a pharmacist in 1998 , I then practiced in a number of pharmacies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Spending nearly ten years at Ilkeston Health Centre Pharmacy then moving to Ruddington village pharmacy for the last 7 years. Ruddington is a busy community pharmacy that dispenses large volumes of prescriptions on a daily basis. We collect prescriptions twice daily from both GP surgeries in Ruddington and from other local GP practices on request. Evans Pharmacy in Ruddington provides a number of additional services that I actively take part in to provide our patients with a complete a pharmacy service as possible. NMS, MUR, Pharmacy First, Seasonal Flu vaccinations, Emergency Contraception, Emergency Supply Scheme, Supervised Consumption are all enhanced services fully provided for at Ruddington ensuring I remain busy and involved at all times. Over the counter queries from travel advice for exotic locations to standard coughs and colds are also provided by myself and my team of well trained staff. We also provide advice on and supply of, veterinary medicines.
I have 2 young daughters (3 and 4 yrs old) that keep me on my toes at home and ensure that sleep remains a very precious commodity. For my sins I loyally support Sunderland AFC so all sympathy is greatly received following any one of their numerous defeats. I continue to live in hope that things can only get better where my football team are concerned ! I manage to play football most weeks and given favourable weather enjoy a cycling daily commute. I have set a goal of completing the Robin Hood Half Marathon this autumn, so give me a cheer if you see me.
Hello my name is Emma Anderson, I have been the Saturday pharmacist at our Ruddington branch for the past six years. When I am not working for Evans pharmacy, I work as a tutor for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education based at the University of Manchester. I provide clinical leadership for courses around pharmacy services including medication review and new medicines.
I enjoy talking to patients about their experiences of taking medicines and understand that people do not always feel comfortable taking medicines for a whole range of reasons. If you have any problems or concerns about your medication please pop in for a chat. I can also help you if you run out of medicines at the weekend.
Recently, I secured funding for six month trial of a minor ailment scheme in Ruddington running for from 15th January 2017. If you do not pay prescription charges, we may be able to supply medicines for some minor ailments without charge, as long as we can see the person who unwell when they have symptoms. This service also helps you to understand when you might need to see your GP to check that you do not need antibiotics or have a more complicated underlying condition. The scheme aims to reduce the pressure on GPs, so that we can all access appointments for more complex conditions.
I live in the village and have two children who attend the local schools. In my spare time I enjoy pilates, running a youth group and helping to host the Open House group for women with postnatal depression that meets fortnightly on Friday mornings at the hub in Ruddington.