Shropshire pharmacy goes digital with app for pills

A pharmacy in north Shropshire has joined the digital age and is offering customers the chance to track their medication with a new app.

Customers of the Pharmacy @ Caxton in Oswald Road, Oswestry, can set reminders to take tablets and reminders for when prescriptions need to be re-ordered.

The 21st century pharmacy already has customers signed up to the Pill Manager app after they adopted the technology at the start of this year.

Superintendent pharmacist John Gentle said: “So many of our customers are people with asthma, eczema, another type of common condition or on the contraceptive pill.

“The medication for all these ailments is taken regularly and you wouldn’t want to run out.

“These customers are busy people with jobs, children and not a lot of time - but the one thing they do tend to have is a mobile phone.

“We subscribed to this app because we feel it will benefit our customers, make their lives easier and help them to keep on top of their medication.”

The app, which can be downloaded in the iPhone app store or on Google Play for Android, can be installed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

It connects directly to the pharmacy and keeps a history of all medications taken which can be emailed to a doctor or whoever you wish.

It also allows you to reorder medications anytime and from anywhere.

Mr Gentle added: “This is a big investment for us and we are very excited about being able to offer this to our customers.

“It follows on from our delivery service for prescriptions which aids customers who are unable to get here - it is all about making the customer’s lives easier.

“If anyone has any other ways they feel the service could be improved we would

The Pharmacy @ Caxton is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm and 8.30am to noon on a Saturday.

Anybody wanting advice or to book a review can call Mr Gentle and his team on (01691) 653033.