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Community pharmacies to use volunteers for patient medication deliveries


I am a retired Pharmacist & have just started delivering Methadone & Buprenorphine to patients/clients self isolating due to Covid 19. It is a bit chaotic at the moment as we are still expected to queue with the general public as at most pharmacies the phone isn't being answered to let them know we are outside. There are 2 of us at a time to deliver the medication. We phone the patient on arrival to get them to come to the door & leave it on the doorstep & wait until they open the door. A photo is taken of patient with medication. It is a long winded process but it's early days. Lets all hope the situation is over soon.

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28 MAR 2020

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