Prescription Courier Collection 2018/2019

Emma Taylor

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Famous last words saying, “I hope Christmas doesn’t come around as quickly as it did last year”  but of course it has, so as you guessed it, it’s that time of year again when your new allocation of Prescription Courier bags arrive into the pharmacies for 2018/2019.

A total of 1238 envelopes were stuffed with 27,500 bags which were in packs of 13 and carted off by three Royal Mail vans!

The pictures don’t do it justice of how many there actually are!

Dependent on your number of pick-ups it will either be a white envelope for 1 pick-up a month or a brown envelope for 2 pick-ups a month. So, be sure to look out for them and keep them safe ready for their first use on the 23rd of January 2018.

In your envelope, you will find:

  • Your Health Board labelled allocation of Courier Prescription bags.
  • A laminated Collection Dates Sheet – to be hung up in the pharmacy as a reminder of when your scripts are getting picked up.
  • A Pharmacy Receipt to keep track of when and who they are picked up by and to record the unique tracking number.
  • And lastly a preview to our New Courier Animation which will be full of hints and tips for your collections and will be launched in the New Year along with our new courier page on our website.

If you are currently short on bags for the remainder of the year, please call the Pharmacy Services team on 0131 466 3540 and we will send out some more to ensure you have enough next year as well.