LloydsPharmacy's GP service has announced a new partnership with developer Moda Living to launch a ‘health concierge service’ that will provide private, virtual GP appointments and deliver prescriptions direct to people’s homes.

Moda Living, a developer and operator of rental communities, and offering 'happier, healthier living' to residents, has said its new partnership with VideoGP by LloydsPharmacy will provide its residents with ‘free and convenient access to private, virtual GP services and prescription deliveries, allowing users to avoid the wait for an NHS GP appointment’, included in the cost of rent.

Dan Pierce, strategic business development manager at LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, said: ‘We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Moda Living’, and ‘we’re looking forward to supporting Moda Living in this exciting new step’.

The new partnership with the online service comes after LloydsPharmacy announced it is withdrawing all its 237 pharmacies inside Sainsbury’s stores this year, resulting in up to 2,500 job losses.

The Health Concierge Service will be available at Moda homes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh.

‘In as little as 30 minutes, residents will be able to claim a usage code for the VideoGP service via their MyModa app, and speak to a GP on their mobile devices anytime from 8am to 8pm, wherever they are,’ Moda Living explained. ‘Prescriptions can be delivered to the residents the next day, or collected the same day at their nearest LloydsPharmacy of choice, at no additional cost.’

Oscar Brooks, director at Moda Living, said: ‘We are proud to be pioneering this new service with LloydsPharmacy for our residents across the UK, and hope the launch of the Health Concierge Service with VideoGP for free virtual GP appointments and on-demand prescriptions helps take the pressure off residents who may need these services the most.’

In December, The Pharmacist revealed how some pharmacy contractors had been contacted by AAH Pharmaceuticals asking them to express their interest in purchasing local LloydsPharmacy branches.