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Advice On How to Get Medicines From Local Pharmacies

Advice On How to Get Medicines From Local Pharmacies

Published by Matthew Pells at 5:58pm 23rd March 2020. (Updated at 12:00pm 25th March 2020)

As the UK responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Pharmacies in North Yorkshire say they are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone gets the medicines they need, when they need them.

The government and the NHS have asked around 1.5million people who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 infection to stay at home for a period of 12 weeks. These people will soon receive a letter from the NHS confirming this.

Given the new government advice, Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire say it is important that vulnerable patients are still able to access their prescription medicines.

If you are considered a vulnerable patient, and have been asked to stay at home for the next 12 weeks, but need to collect your prescription medicines, then the advice from Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire is..

  • In the first instance, vulnerable patients are asked to have their medicines collected by a family member, friend or neighbour.
  • If no-one is able to help you collect your prescription, vulnerable patients will be able to ask for support from a national volunteer network which is being mobilised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers in this network will be ID-checked, and if you need someone to collect your prescription medicines, they may be able to help.



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roberta whalen, on 24th March 2020 10:33am
I work in a pharmacy and we have been swamped with perscriptions from Doctor surgurys could I ask all our customers to be a little more patient with us as we are doing our best to get all your medication for you Could you please honour the 2 meter rules as most of our customers yesterday totally ignored our request to stay back from the counter. Be safe

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