The partnership means that customers will be able to order more than 50 medical essentials, including over-the-counter medicines, for delivery from 16 LloydsPharmacy stores across the UK.
The two companies state that the delivery service will prove especially important for those who are isolating at home due to Covid-19 and the elderly.
Starting this week, delivery is available to customers from shops in cities, including Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge and Coventry.
The partnership will then roll-out to a further 24 stores across the UK.
A range of LloydsPharmacy’s 50 best-selling products will be available to purchase via Deliveroo’s app, such as PPE including face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves, as well as hay fever relief in the form of antihistamines, eye drops and nasal spray.
The service will also include a number of medicine cabinet essentials such as plasters, Calpol, ibuprofen, paracetamol, cough medicine and throat lozenges.
Intimate and digestive health products will also be available, including panty liners and pads, the TENA range and diarrhoea relief.
Toby Anderson, LloydsPharmacy CEO said: “Pharmacies plays a pivotal role in not only offering prescriptions and advice to patients, but in also providing over the counter medicine for minor ailments, helping to alleviate pressure on the NHS.
“Over the past few weeks we have taken a number of steps to review and alter our in-store and online operations to ensure that customers can continue to access essential medicines and healthcare products safely and conveniently. This partnership with Deliveroo marks a step change in the evolution of pharmacy and illustrates our commitment to continue delivering first-class healthcare services to our customers.”
Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of new business at Deliveroo added: “At Deliveroo, we are doing everything we can to make sure that people get the food and health products they need and want during this unprecedented time. We are pleased to partner with Lloyds Pharmacy and deliver a new range of over the counter medicines to our customers. This will be particularly important for the elderly and those who are self-isolating at home.”
The 16 stores currently offering a LloydsPharmacy service in the local area via Deliveroo include:
- Radford, Coventry
- Shirley, Southampton
- Birchgrove, Cardiff
- Belmont Circle, Harrow
- Tilehurst, Reading
- Knowle, Bristol
- Prettygate, Colchester
- Devonport, Plymouth
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Catford, London
The service is also available in Marylebone, London from John Bell & Croyden.