In these uncertain times, many members of our communities are following Government advice by self-isolating in their homes due to a variety of reasons. This isolation can lead to concern regarding the timely collection of medical prescriptions from local pharmacies.

To help allay those fears Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club, in conjunction with Banbury Harriers Athletics Club, Cherwell District Council and the Thames Valley/North Oxfordshire Pharmaceutical Committee, have started a scheme whereby prescriptions are collected from pharmacies by the fifty volunteer cyclists and runners and delivered to those who are unable/unwilling to travel.  Strict procedures are in place to protect the medical and personal data of the recipients and virus-transmission mitigation protocols are carried out before, during and after each drop. The scheme initially launched with ten pharmacies that serve Banbury Town and we are now expanding its scope to the outlying villages.

If you do know of a resident that requires the collection of a prescription in the first instance please email me president@banburystar.co.uk  with the following information:

Patient name:   Patient address:   Patient contact telephone number:
GP surgery:   Pharmacy name: Pharmacy address:   Prescription pick-up date if in the future:

All data is securely held in compliance with GDPR legislation. I will then assign a volunteer to that pick-up who will call the person concerned to let them know when delivery can be expected. Currently it is a same day service. The added bonus of this scheme is it allows us to check on the wellbeing of the recipient and ask if they need any further assistance.  If you have any questions or would like to take part with us please don’t hesitate to contact me by email and I will respond rapidly.

Paul Dean President Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club

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