Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, is pleased to announce it has bought a chain of six pharmacies to add to its portfolio of 750 pharmacies, further strengthening its footprint in the Norfolk area.
The six community pharmacy sites employ 46 employees including pharmacists, colleagues, and drivers. All staff will be transferred across to Well Pharmacy and retained as part of the acquisition to continue offering important healthcare services and customer care to patients in the local community.
Seb Hobbs, CEO of Well Pharmacy said:
“We are delighted to be able to further support the health and wellbeing of patients and communities in Norfolk. At Well our mission is to build the best community pharmacy experience in the UK, and we believe this acquisition will help us get one step closer to achieving that. We are thrilled to welcome nearly 50 new colleagues to the Well family.
“Despite the ongoing funding challenges facing pharmacy, Well continues to invest in the sector showing our commitment to pharmacy and offering accessible healthcare services to local communities.
“Our Delivering Well strategy sets out our long-term growth ambitions, and the pandemic has further highlighted the essential service and care we offer local communities by providing vital healthcare, advice, medication, NHS and private services to almost 2 million patients every month.”
Well will be rebranding all six pharmacies in due course and will prioritise onboarding the new colleagues into the Well business and proactively supporting them during this transition period.