Update: Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

17 March 2020 5:11pm

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG’s Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service has been experiencing a huge increase in demand. For example, on Monday the Telford and Wrekin POD service received more than 15,000 calls compared to the usual number of just over 2,000.

We would like to remind people that there is absolutely no need to order prescriptions earlier than usual, or order more than needed and stockpile. Patients should continue to order their prescriptions as normal, when they are due. We’re also seeing a knock-on effect at our local community pharmacies who are also under a lot of pressure.  

We would like to thank all our patients for their cooperation during this time.