The Preston pharmacy now offering around the clock prescriptions

A Preston pharmacy has began offering 24-hour pick up services for prescriptions following a busy year working during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 3:45 pm

In one of the first of its kind, Broadway Pharmacy, Garstang Road, Preston has announced it is now offering a ‘bespoke, comfortable and state of the art’ healthcare space in which customers are able to pick up their prescriptions around the clock.

The pharmacy has also introduced a Travel Clinic, offering information and services on how to travel overseas safely and an Aesthetic's clinic.

Staff from Broadway Pharmacy have been instrumental in offering the vaccine to people in Preston and the surrounding area at Grasshoppers Rugby Club since February.

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Lead Pharmacist at Broadway Michael Ball

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And the pharmacy-run site joined the other five large-scale vaccination centres in Blackburn, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster and Ulverston, along with the 11 hospital hubs and 36 GP-led sites as part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Covid-19 vaccination programme.

In a recent letter sent to patients, Michael Ball, superintendent pharmacist and owner said: “Sign up and pick up your medicines from our new, secure collection machine at any time, day or night.

"It is safely positioned off the road and fully lit. It is a perfect service if you want to collect outside of our opening hours or if you need to just drop by to pick up your medicines.”

Preston Liberal Democrat Coun Phoneix Adair said: "It's interesting to hear that Broadway Pharmacy is introducing a 24-hour, 7 day a week prescription collection service that is available for those who can’t collect during business hours.

"I can understand some may have concerns over the security of prescriptions being in a machine when the pharmacy is closed. This is an opt-in service and I hope that Broadway Pharmacy has taken the necessary measures to secure the prescriptions.

"I am sure many people who finish work late would appreciate this service and I hope that it is a success and could see similar schemes happening elsewhere in Preston."

Patients can sign up to the new service here.

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