A pharmacy in Scotland is trialling a robotic kiosk that allows users in rural areas to communicate with their pharmacists via webcam.

The kiosk, linked to Bairds Pharmacy, Fraserburg, was developed as part of an Aberdeen University research project on delivering better health services in rural areas. Professor Christine Bond, chair in general practice and primary care, University of Aberdeen, commented:

‘People in rural areas are faced with having to travel further to access a pharmacist and as such there is the risk they may be more likely just to buy medicine without taking advice from a pharmacist.’

The kiosk has taken four years to develop in a project part-funded by the Scottish government. 

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