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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital teams up with Boots UK to offer new pharmacy service for outpatients

16 June 2015

A new outpatient pharmacy service provided by Boots UK opened its doors at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital this week.

A new outpatient pharmacy service provided by Boots UK opened its doors at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital this week. 

Around 125,000 outpatient prescription items are dispensed at the Trust each year to patients attending the outpatient clinics. The items range from eye drops and pain killers, right through to medicines used to treat cancer.

The new Boots pharmacy will offer patients a more flexible service and extended hours of service, whilst maintaining the high standards of patient care.

Deidre Linnard, Chief Pharmacist at Chelsea and Westminster, said: “Over the years the number of outpatient attendances at the hospital has significantly increased. Based right in the middle of the hospital on the Ground Floor, the new pharmacy service provided by Boots will help improve the patient experience by reducing waiting times, providing more choice about where patients can get their medicines and improving accessibility seven days a week.

“The new partnership between the hospital and Boots will build on the skills and experience of both organisations to provide benefits to patients, visitors and staff whilst enabling the hospital’s pharmacy staff to develop the pharmacy service for its inpatients.”

Peter Bainbridge, Director of Pharmacy, Boots UK added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to help offer their patients the best possible pharmacy service. We are continuously seeking opportunities to provide better healthcare solutions and this partnership not only ensures we are located where customers want and need us most, but also allows us to work together to support patient care in the local community and make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.”

Boots UK is also now managing the hospital’s pharmacy at 56 Dean Street.