Meet the Pharmacists 2017-07-11T13:55:23+00:00

Meet our Pharmacists

Our pharmacists form an integral part of our team and are vital to our business.  We are very proud to have recruited some of the best in their field, you can read about them below.

Where did you study Pharmacy?        

At the University of Portsmouth between 2010 and 2014.

What made you want to be a Pharmacist?

At school, my favourite subjects were Maths, Biology and Chemistry, so I wanted to work in a job that would result from studying those areas.

What do you enjoy about being a Pharmacist?

I really love everything about the job, but I am a very social person, so if I had to choose one thing, it would be the daily contact with a wide variety of people. I think pharmacy is one of the most social jobs you can have.

When did you start working for Lalys?

I joined Lalys in 2013, before I finished my university course. I was looking for a summer placement, they kept me on and once I qualified became a full time pharmacist.

What are your areas of interest/specialism?

I am working towards becoming an independent prescriber for antibiotics and diabetes.  I find the way our knowledge and understanding of diabetes has improved so dramatically in recent years, really fascinating, but there is still a lot more work to do in the community. I want to really get to the roots of the condition so I can detect any risk when I get to know a patient and their lifestyle, or detect the earliest symptoms.

Where did you study Pharmacy?

My first degree at the University of Portsmouth was in pharmacology, and I then went on to study pharmacy for my second degree between 2006 and 2010.

What made you want to be a Pharmacist?

When we are encouraged to start thinking about careers in secondary school, I knew I was interested in two things; one was science and the other was helping people.  I wasn’t sure about studying medicine, but when I discovered pharmacy, I knew that would provide me with the perfect combination and balance.

What do you enjoy about being a Pharmacist?

I like being able to reassure and comfort people who might be feeling down or vulnerable with advice from what I have learned.  To be able to see the difference you make in people’s lives, even in the smallest ways, is very satisfying.  To help someone with a condition when they are in need, on a social level alone, is really rewarding.

When did you start working for Lalys?

I started in 2017. I had been a locum for the company for a while, but then Mr Laly offered be a full-time position and it seemed like a natural progression for my career.

What are your areas of interest/specialism?

I enjoy providing vaccinations, such as those for flu.  I like to engage in activities and areas that I can clearly see are of most use to the people in the community I am serving.

Where did you study Pharmacy?        

I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2011 and registered in 2012.

What made you want to be a Pharmacist?

When I was 15 years old, I took a Saturday job at a pharmacy which I really enjoyed. I trained to work on the counter, then to be a dispenser and then decided to go to university to study and become a fully qualified pharmacist. It all felt like a natural progression from always wanting to take the next step up.

What do you enjoy about being a Pharmacist?

I like working as part of a team, and my colleagues here at Lalys are great. I have always found working with medicines interesting and, if I am honest, I do enjoy a chat with the customers.

When did you start working for Lalys?

In June 2013. I had been working for a supermarket pharmacy, but one of my fellow students from university who was working for Lalys suggested I do a locum shift and I was then offered a position.

What are your areas of interest/specialism?

Minor illness. I am studying to become an Independent Prescriber for all manner of viruses, skin conditions and conditions that cause sore ears, throats, etc.

Where did you study Pharmacy?

I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2011.

What made you want to be a Pharmacist?

I enjoyed studying the sciences, majored in Chemistry and my older cousin came to the UK to study pharmaceutical science, so he gave me some career advice.

What do you enjoy about being a Pharmacist?

Being in a position to help people when they are need.  I like working in a community pharmacy because you see the same faces, build up a rapport and enjoy interaction with people.

When did you start working for Lalys?

I was working as a locum and during one of my placements, I would walk down to the Guildhall Walk branch of Lalys Pharmacy to catch up with Ari, who I met while studying at the university.  He was the one who told me of a vacancy at Lalys, suggested I apply and I started working for the company in 2013.

What are your areas of interest/specialism?

I am studying to become an Independent Prescriber for all Minor Infections, including respiratory or breathing problems, urinary tract infections or UTIs, tonsillitis, ear infections, sore throats, etc.

Where did you study Pharmacy?        

I attended the London School of Pharmacy in 2004.

What made you want to be a Pharmacist?

When I was in the sixth form, I got the opportunity to do a work experience placement shadowing a surgeon which inspired my interest in the medical profession. I was more interested in the patient relationship and diagnosis than the physical surgery, so after some research and thought, decided pharmacy was for me. The working hours of a pharmacist are also easier to fit around family life.

What do you enjoy about being a Pharmacist?

The interaction and building relationships with patients. In a community pharmacy, you get to know people over time and can provide truly personal support and care. I find that very rewarding.

When did you start working for Lalys?

Being a local girl, I did my pre-registration training with Lalys in 2003 before going to university and then returned as a fully qualified pharmacist in April 2012.

What are your areas of interest/specialism?

In addition to advising on minor ailments, I have taken prescribing courses in Urinary Tract Infections and Respiratory Conditions, and will soon be focusing on Skin Conditions with a view to running a full service centre like a triage service.

Where did you study Pharmacy?

I studied at the University of Portsmouth and graduated in 2011.

What made you want to be a Pharmacist?

Whilst growing up, I watched my father who worked as a Pharmacist in Greece, so was very familiar with the profession. When I showed the ability, my father encouraged me to follow in his footsteps, so I suppose you could say it’s in the blood.

What do you enjoy about being a Pharmacist?

I like meeting new people all the time. I think pharmacy is one of the most relationship-orientated areas of medicine and healthcare and I like working as part of a team behind the counter as well.

When did you start working for Lalys?

As soon as I graduated. I knew about Lalys Pharmacy from studying in Portsmouth and was pleased to be able to stay with a job straight after university.

What are your areas of interest/specialism?

I am studying to be able to prescribe Respiratory Medicine, I have a lot of experience working with people in need of Emergency Contraception and Sexual Health advice and have great interest in all matters relating to oncology. This is a fascinating journey where the profession is always discovering new things, but we still have so much more to learn.