Prescription Courier Collection 2017/2018

Emma Taylor, Pharmacy Services Supervisor

Monday, January 16, 2017

A very Happy New Year to you all and I hope you enjoyed some time off over the festive period, I can’t believe it is all over for another year and I hope it doesn’t come round as quickly this year as it did last.


I am sure that you all know we are very nearly in the new round of the Prescription24 000Bags Sent Out Courier Collection for 2017/2018 starting from the 24th of January.  Santa and his Elves, aka the CPS Team, worked hard to send out approximately 24,000 bags in packs of 13, stuffed into 1,200 envelopes and sent out in November to you as an early present to make sure you are ready for the entire year!

In your parcel you will have found:

  • 1 or 2 packs of pre-labelled courier bags - depending on how many pickups you receive in a month
  • A newly designed laminated collection dates sheet - to be hung up in the pharmacy as a reminder of when your all-important scripts are getting picked up
  • A pharmacy receipt to keep track of when and who they were picked up by and most importantly
  • The unique tracking number
  • And lastly the piece du resistance the newly added Courier Guidance Notes with our one and only Director of Operations, Matt Barclay modelling a courier bag that was poorly packed “stress tested” in the office so that we could help advise you on how best to pack your prescriptions to make sure their journey is as safe and snug as possible and so that they can be quickly and efficiently scanned for reimbursement.

If you feel you are running out of bags especially mid-year please have a rummage around for the second pack we sent you, if you have 2 pick-ups a month, but if that doesn’t turn up any results please do not hesitate to contact the Pharmacy Services on 0131 466 3540 and request more.