WELL Pharmacy has called the trial of a prescription vending machine in Macclesfield a huge success. The vending machine located outside Well Macclesfield Bollin House on Sunderland Street in Macclesfield enables patients to pick-up their prescription 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The local pharmacy was refit back in September 2019 when the medication vending machine was installed. Since then 25% of patients have opted to collect their prescriptions outside of normal trading hours, with the number of people using the machine doubling during the first lockdown.
Elizabeth Shackleton, Area Manager for Well Macclesfield Bollin House Pharmacy, said:
“It’s about giving our patients choice. Most of our patients still prefer to come into our pharmacies so they can have a quick chat with the Pharmacist and say hello to the team, but not everyone can collect their prescriptions during working hours.
“With the coronavirus pandemic and people doing their best to socially distance and stay safe our medication vending machine has been the perfect solution to gives customers the option to collect their NHS prescriptions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – whenever is convenient for them without having to come into the pharmacy.”
“It’s really simple for the patient, you order your prescription as normal, then when your medication has been dispensed by our expert pharmacist, you’ll receive a text message with a unique code to let you know it is ready to collect. You can go to the machine to pick it up at a time that best suits you.”
For more information about our 24/7 prescription vending machines: https://www.well.co.uk/prescriptions/24-7-pick-up