John Bell & Croyden launches in-store dietetic service as Covid-19 prompts increased focus on self-care

John Bell & Croyden – the renowned pharmacy emporium in London’s Harley Street Medical Area, and pharmacists to Her Majesty the Queen – have announced the launch of a new in-store dietetic and phlebotomy service as Covid-19 pushes more people to focus on self-care.

The Wigmore Street pharmacy announced that dietetic consultations will now be available at its London store to assist anyone who wants to achieve their nutrition and health goals by addressing their dietary and health concerns, lifestyle and food preferences.

This includes anthropometry, diet and health risk assessments, with each patient provided with an individualised plan at the end of the session. One baseline phlebotomy check is also included as part of the service. This is a simple blood test to check for important health parameters such as cholesterol levels, which can determine the risk of developing heart disease, and vitamin D levels which serve as an indicator of wellbeing and immune health, as well as assessing liver and kidney function.

The baseline check can help pinpoint diseases such as anaemia or cancer, clotting issues, and infection. Patients will also have the option to test for other parameters and advanced health screenings at an additional price, including full Well Man and Well Woman checks.

For avid gym goers and those doing regular training, the anthropometry assessment, which measures body fat, visceral fat, body water, muscle and bone mass (vs just weight alone), is designed to give a fuller picture of body composition, enabling individuals to identify which areas to work and allowing them to track their progress at a much more detailed level.

James Grey, Healthcare Services Manager, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new in-store dietetic and phlebotomy service. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our attitudes to wellbeing and self-care, with many of us more intent on taking our health into our own hands. Our new service is designed to help individuals understand more about the general status of their health so they can take meaningful steps towards a better, healthier life.”

New research shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s behavior and attitudes to self-care. In the UK, 77% of people feel it is important to take their health into their own hands to avoid ill-health and to relieve pressure on the NHS.

Early detection and disease prevention are a key part of this – both in encouraging a healthier population and alleviating pressures on already over-stressed health systems.

James adds: “The results are geared at helping patients improve their quality of life, giving them a clearer picture of their health, checking for food intolerances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as well as helping them to improve hormonal imbalances, reduce fatigue and stress, and lead a healthier life.”

John Bell & Croyden’s new pioneering in-store service will enable patients to meet with a qualified dietician who will undertake the right assessments to identify any health risks and provide them with an individualised treatment plan to support their body’s needs with the right nutrients and care.

The initial Dietetics Consultation (60 minutes) is priced at £100 and includes: Anthropometry assessment, Diet assessment, Health risk assessment, Individualised plan. For more information and to book a consultation, visit: https://johnbellcroyden.co.uk/pages/inresidence-nutrition.