Gill Collins

Pharmacy automation company MedPoint has appointed Gill Collins as its managing director.

Collins, who has many years of experience in the UK and European healthcare and pharmacy automation sectors, is expected to strengthen the company’s core team, having previously held positions at MACH4 and Centred Solutions.

MedPoint prescription machines offer users 24/7 access and contact-less collection of prescription medication, whilst enabling pharmacists to work more efficiently. Over 20 machines were installed recently across the UK, including recent installations at Cadham Pharmacy in Scotland and Cornwell’s Chemist in Staffordshire.

Collins will help shape MedPoint’s overall vision and strategic direction.

Along with providing the team with strategies, she will also be overseeing future installations and will work closely with healthcare providers globally.

Commenting on her new role, she said: “I’m overjoyed to be joining MedPoint at such an exciting time of growth. One of our primary areas of focus is helping community pharmacies and healthcare providers survive and thrive, especially during such challenging times.

“There’s a lot of digital transformation happening in the world of pharmacy and we’re supporting the industry by offering British engineered solutions with end-to-end training and support.”

“We’re very excited to be working alongside many healthcare providers across the UK and look forward to extending our overall reach.”

MedPoint automated machines can be installed into varying spaces including shop fronts, within buildings and open space, due to the freestanding MedPoint Solo, which is a fully temperature controlled unit in itself.

The MedPoint Solo, was designed as a bespoke Covid-19 solution; the machine has been awarded InnovateUK funding to develop the concept further.

Kevin Murphy, co-founder and chief clinical officer, MedPoint, said: “We are delighted to further strengthen our senior management team with the appointment of Gill Collins, a high calibre executive, to lead our rapidly growing team.”

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