You may all be pleasantly surprised to hear that a new chemist shop is now opening at the Puerto de la Duquesa from early November.
With just one chemist in Sabinillas and a small one in Manilva, there was a real need for another to serve a population in excess of 15,000 people plus visitors.
Getting a pharmaceutical licence in Spain is not an easy task; with an excess of more than 4,000 applications only 300 licences were granted all over Spain. Manuel Valdayo Boza obtained his licence because of his formal education and experience in the UK
for several years followed by 20 years in Gibraltar.
Because of his experience Valdayo can offer, not just a service in English, but he is well acquainted with British customs, products and the NHS, which means that he can be a real help to all British nationals that find themselves in a quandary with the Spanish system.
The Farmacia is well located right in front of a free car park in an area both pleasant and easily accessible. It is well equipped, modern and neat with a distinct advantage over other chemists: a private consultation room where one can comfortably ask advice on any embarrassing questions in strict privacy and confidence.
In addition to Valdayo, there will be another pharmacist and an assistant, which means that Farmacia will be open 8 hours a day and Saturday mornings with a 24hrs rota agreed with the other chemists in the area.
In addition to prescriptions over the counter and other products that are normally sold by other chemists, Farmacia Puerto Duquesa has the distinct advantage of being able to supply any of the familiar British products that are not normally found elsewhere, unless you go to Gibraltar. Of course they can always get anything that may not be readily available.
So the next time your baby starts teething you know where to get your Calpol or your Nurofen if you prefer something more familiar to deal with your headache.
Of course the service of a chemist shop is not complete without a range of accessories such as sun filter creams or lotions, quality sun glasses and a range of beauty products and perfumery.
A most welcome addition to services available in the area