Supporting the community response

5. Collecting medication for people who are self isolating

Most local pharmacies will collect prescriptions from GPs and deliver.

If you're offering to collect medication on behalf of someone else you should get consent and encourage communication between them and their pharmacy.

You should try to get written consent from the person you're collecting the medication for. This would be good to show at the pharmacy.

You should also sign for the collection of medication at the pharmacy or GP practice so there is an audit trail.

Pharmacies have different procedures so it's worth discussing the plan with the pharmacy before collecting any medication.