Prescription collection and delivery system reducing need for travel in Alnwick area

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Alnwick’s centrally coordinated system of prescription collection and delivery now extends to several outlying villages and communities.

The service, delivered by a small group of volunteers, aims to reduce the number of people travelling into Alnwick for collections and therefore help cut the risk of coronavirus spreading.

Coun Gordon Castle, member for Alnwick on Northumberland County Council, said: “I’ve noted that many other generous volunteers are still driving in and queuing for prescriptions for people outside of these arrangements.”

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Please note that if any coordinators of volunteers in the former Alnwick district council area would like to be part of this centralised system now evolving and already efficiently delivering multiple prescriptions from Boots and Well pharmacies, they should email [email protected]

Efforts are being made to cut pharmacy trips.Efforts are being made to cut pharmacy trips.
Efforts are being made to cut pharmacy trips.

“We will then see what we can do to help reduce the need for multiple volunteers to travel and queue,” added Coun Castle.

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