Marton Pharmacy, established in 1961 by Frank Maguire, is a family run business in Marton, Middlesbrough. Frank’s son, Michael, qualified as a Pharmacist in 1989 and has built on the foundations created by Frank, driving Marton Pharmacy from strength to strength. In 2005, Michael appointed his niece Michelle Myers, Frank’s granddaughter, as Practice Manager, and shortly afterwards they relocated Marton Pharmacy to purpose built premises, a short distance from the original Pharmacy at the Marton Shopping Parade.
The newly relocated Marton Pharmacy consisted of the Pharmacy, and treatment rooms, which became rebranded as The Therapy Centre @ Marton Pharmacy. As Michael was quoted at the time, “One of the problems with innovation is that it sometimes takes a while for everyone to catch up with your thinking”. However, whilst remaining true to its family values, Marton Pharmacy & The Therapy Centre soon established itself as one of the leading Pharmacies in the UK, punching well above its weight. A string of National and Local Awards soon followed, both for Michael and the Pharmacy itself. In 2009, Michael won the much coveted UK Community Pharmacist of the Year Award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Marton Pharmacy & The Therapy Centre continues to fulfil its Vision of becoming the best Pharmacy in the UK. The team at Marton Pharmacy & The Therapy Centre love making a real difference to people’s lives, and the health and wellbeing of the local community is the main focus and priority. The whole team believe in the quality of both the services and premises, and constantly strive to be the pharmacy that is recognised for delivering outcomes to patients. The Healthy Living Pharmacy Campaigns at Marton Pharmacy & The Therapy Centre are becoming legendary, and have received national recognition from the Director of Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England, that this is the future of Community Pharmacy.
The Therapy Centre has also received national recognition for its contribution to the skincare industry and is home to three Dermalogica Skin Therapists Michelle Myers, Kylie Clark and Sandy Hamilton who have has been awarded Dermalogica Expert status, recognising them as the highest trained skin care professionals in the country having completed on-going postgraduate education at the International Dermal Institute, training with the world’s leading professional skin care brand, Dermalogica.
To achieve this Expert status, our Skin Therapists have completed a succession of specialist product, treatment and business workshops which are offered only to the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists and are part of the Dermalogica Circle awarding and recognising The Therapy Centre for commitment to excellence and innovation.
As MD and Community Pharmacist at the Award-Winning Marton Pharmacy & The Therapy Centre, Michael has pursued a personal mission to transform the health and wellbeing of his local community. He campaigned for and subsequently worked with the Public Health Team to bring the Healthy Living Pharmacies concept to the Tees area, and with 105 out of the 125 Pharmacies in the Tees area now accredited as Healthy Living Pharmacies, Tees is now considered to be one of the gold standard models nationally. Michael’s presence in the community has resulted in two Governor Appointments at local schools, and he regularly writes for the community newsletter and speaks at Community Council meetings. He is an Honorary Lecturer at Durham University, and has delivered Leadership Training to Pharmacy Teams, Local Pharmaceutical Committees, Pharmacy Students, the Senior Leadership Team at a local school, and an MP. He has recently chaired the World Asthma Day event in Durham, and has mentored Pharmacists, Nurse Prescribers, and GPs. His role as Local Professional Network Chair for NHS England involves advising Commissioners of Health Services, such as CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Local Authorities, and NHS England, both regionally and nationally.