National Volunteer Prescription Delivery Scheme (Wales), Welsh Government
This project focused on delivery of medicines to the most vulnerable people in society during COVID-19 lockdown through a Wales-wide new prescription delivery service. The National Volunteer Prescription Delivery Scheme and the Royal Mail Service were designed and implemented to supplement capacity and resilience of pre-existing medicine delivery arrangements, operated by community pharmacies and dispensing doctors in Wales. The scheme was designed to address an increased demand resulting from measures taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Devised and established within just five weeks of shielding being introduced in Wales, a total of 7,984 medicines deliveries were made between May and September 2020.