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35 Years caring for the community

Abbey Chemists recently celebrated 35years of ‘ caring for the community at House for an Art Lover.

‘ It was nice to thank our staff & our supporting teams in what was a really nice lunch on a beautiful day at this iconic venue’ commented Asgher ( MD)

Abbey Chemist Abbey Chemist was first set up in July 1986 by community pharmacist Asgher Mohammed who took over an existing pharmacy in the centre of Paisley, opposite Paisley Abbey, hence our name.

Two more pharmacies were subsequently added to the chain in Lonend, Paisley in 1988 and then Trongate, Glasgow in 1991.

The emphasis from day one has always been to improve patient care by providing a wide range of accessible pharmacy services from modern premises by our friendly, trained staff.

We look forward to an ongoing good rapport with local doctor’s surgeries and continuing to provide services to the community for the next 35 years.

Abbey 35 Years

The Pharmacy Team

Abbey Chemist skilled and dedicated staff are our greatest asset and are fully trained to assist and advise you on all your healthcare needs.

We value your trust in our Pharmacy as leading healthcare providers within the community. From senior Pharmacists to counter staff, we are all aware of just how important your faith in our people is when we are are entrusted with your private and sometimes sensitive medical information.

You can be assured that you can talk to any member of the Pharmacy team in total confidence and that they will act in your best interests with sensitivity and discretion at all times.

The relationship between our customers and staff is a core foundation upon which our business success has been built on.

Investors in People Gold Level

The Abbey Chemist group and High Street Pharmacy (Glasgow) are proud of our gold level accreditation from Investors in People! 

In September 2016, having already achieved standard level accreditation, the company was delighted to receive the prestigious gold level certification. This marks us as an organisation committed to providing care for the community, putting the needs of our patients above all else. It also demonstrates the ethos of team work and support within our stores, as well as our commitment to staff development.

Investors in People Gold

Abbey Chemist Managment Team

Mr Asgher Mohammed

Asgher Mohammed MBE

Managing Director

Qualifications – BSc(Hons), MSc, FRPharmS

Asgher qualified as a pharmacist in 1982 having worked as a Saturday pharmacy assistant, pre-registration pharmacist and subsequently manager in Boots the Chemist. In 1986, he became an independent community pharmacist. He is an independent prescriber and has special interests in pharmaceutical care and hypertension. During his spare time he enjoys volunteering for a number of charities.

Asgher was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in November 2017, an honour which recognises those who have attained distinction in their pharmacy career.

In October 2020 Asgher was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to pharmacy and charity.

Gauze Str

Lindsay Millar

Pharmacy Manager

Qualifications – MRPharmS

Lindsay manages our Gauze Street branch in Paisley.

Lindsay started with us whilst studying in her first year of university in 2015, working weekends and during holidays. She continued gaining experience in the busy Lonend branch throughout her studies. During this time she graduated from Strathclyde University with a masters degree in 2018 and then subsequently began working full time during her pre-registration year. Upon completion of this, she became a relief pharmacy manager in 2019, then in 2020 she became Pharmacy Manager in our Gauze Street branch.


Siraj Mohammed

Director, Pharmacy Superintendent

Qualifications – MRPharmS

Siraj manages our Lonend branch in Paisley.

After completing his pre-registration training at JP Mackie Pharmacy in Glasgow in 2009, Siraj took up a position as Support Pharmacist and subsequently Pharmacy Manager of Wm Morrisons Pharmacy (Livingston). Over the course of a 2-year period he gained invaluable experience and knowledge working for the supermarket chain. Siraj joined the business in February 2013 as a Relief Manager.


Rosie Poole

Pharmacy Manager

Qualifications – MRPharmS

Rosie manages our Trongate branch in Glasgow.

Rosie qualified in 2015 after studying at the University of Manchester and completing her pre-registration year with an independent pharmacy. She worked as a locum for 18 months while also taking part in several local pilot schemes within Cheshire CCG. Rosie then worked for Rowlands Pharmacy for two years, where she also sat as a CCA representative on the Walsall LPC [Local Pharmaceutical Committee]. After a brief period of maternity cover in the north of England, Rosie relocated to work for Lloyds Pharmacy in Knightswood, Glasgow. She held this position for 2 and a half years before joining Abbey Chemist.

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Gauze Street



Remember our healthcare professionals are here to help and provide confidential healthcare advice. So whatever your needs … we would love to see you in person or talk to you by phone to answer any question you may have

Abbey Chemist GDPR Summary

We process your personal data, which includes information from your prescriptions and any other pharmacy and health care services we provide to you (including medicines use reviews, flu vaccinations, stop smoking services etc.) for the purposes of:

Your care:

Providing pharmacy services and care to you and, as appropriate, sharing your information with your GP and others in the wider NHS. We hold your information for as long as advised by the HSCB. You have a right to a copy of the information we hold about you, generally without charge. You may seek to correct any inaccurate information.

Our payments:

Sharing your information with the NHS Business Services Organisation, others in the wider NHS and sometimes local authorities, and only limited information to those external to the NHS who negotiate and check the accuracy of our payments. We process your personal data in the performance of a task in the public interest, for the provision of healthcare and treatment and the management of healthcare systems. A pharmacist is responsible for the confidentiality of your information.


Sharing only limited information with the HSCB Business Services Organisation and others in the wider HSCB and sometimes local authorities, as well as those external to the HSCB who ensure we maintain appropriate professional and service standards and that your declarations and ours are accurate

If you object to us holding your information:

You may object to us holding your information by contacting the Information Commissioners Office