Taking message of love to Dubai
A MIDDLESBROUGH pharmacist, whose passion for his home town helped to inspire the launch of the lovemiddlesbrough campaign, is now set to champion the town overseas.
Family-owned Marton Pharmacy is run by Michael Maguire, pictured, a co-founder of the lovemiddlesbrough steering group, which established the campaign to raise awareness of the positive aspects of Middlesbrough.
The initiative includes lovehealth, which showcases Middlesbrough’s growing reputation for healthcare.
He has been judged by Numark, a leading trade association for independent pharmacists, as the best example “of how investment in training and development has added value to a business”.
As part of the award, Michael and his wife, Karen, have been invited to present a paper explaining their company’s staff training and development policy to pharmacists from across the UK at the 2009 Numark conference to be held in Dubai next month.
Underpinning the award is the pharmacy’s One Stop Smoking Cessation Clinic, which has become a national model for stop-smoking initiatives. The pharmacy has also played a lead role in the development in the Tees Valley of a ground-breaking new Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Service which has been developed by the four Primary Care Trusts across Tees.
It has been designed to help people identify their future risk of developing heart disease and stroke and take action to prevent them.
Marton Pharmacy will be delivering Healthy Heart Checks from its suite of treatment rooms at the premises.
Michael said: “In addition to recognising the hard work of our staff, this award gives us a platform in Dubai to tell the UK healthcare industry about some of the excellent work that is going on in Middlesbrough.”
Claire Wordsworth, Middlesbrough Council’s image campaign manager, said: “Mike works tirelessly to promote Middlesbrough and proactively seeking to introduce new and innovative ideas for improving the health and well-being of the townspeople.”