A pharmacy base in the heart of Apsley has been picked to be at the centre of a growing company’s online prescription operation.
The Medicx Pharmacy chain only opened its first branch in 2009 but already has a total of 21 sites, mainly in its Lancashire heartland.
Only four are in the south, but the London Road base in Apsley has been picked to become the hub of the new online pharmacy service.
Staff there process and dispatch orders as well as providing advice and consultation to patients from all over the country.
The www.medicxpharmacyonline.com website features a wide range of products including non-prescription medicines, mobility aids, weight management and incontinence products.
Also in stock are bulky items including wheelchairs and walking frames as well as family planning and sexual health products, offering patients greater convenience or privacy.
Pharmacy manager Herpreet Sharma said: “We handle everything from processing and dispatching orders to providing advice and consultation.
“The new website is very much an extension of Medicx Pharmacy’s services. It is a trustworthy source of reputable medicines where patients can make purchases with confidence and access expert advice and assistance from pharmacists.
“As one of our bigger locations, Apsley was ideally suited to the new service and we are now advising patients across the country.”
Deliveries can be made to a home address or any Medicx Pharmacy practices. Patients can also order repeat prescriptions and sign up to a free prescription delivery service.
Plans to expand the new website are already in the pipeline with steps to offer an online patient clinic later this year.