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Posted on August 15, 2018 by staff

Steve Rotheram hails opening of ‘digital’ pharmacy

Now Healthcare Group’s new £1.5 million digital pharmacy was officially opened by Liverpool’s metro mayor Steve Rotheram, who hailed the hub’s “innovative technology”.

The company has announced it will create 30 new jobs with the launch of Now Pharmacy, which will be will be powered by a £250,000 robot to ease dispensing.

The new NHS-approved pharmacy will help people living with chronic care conditions manage their medicinal needs through artificial intelligence mobile app Now Patient.

Now Pharmacy will be able to dispense around 500,000 prescriptions per month and will be using the latest robotic technology to help smooth the distribution process.

Rotheram said he was “keen” to tackle the issues of health and equality.

“This super-hub digital Pharmacy, with its innovative technology,  is a great idea to help communities and human beings who need access to numerous medications – as it takes away the stress of obtaining repeat prescriptions,” he added.

“I look forward to coming back in the near future to see how the facility has grown.”

The metro mayor was at the opening alongside Now Healthcare Group founder and CEO Lee Dentith, who said the pharmacy has been “kitted out with the optimum robotic technology to streamline processes and service and fulfil medicines for thousands of NHS patients”.