Drug-dealing robot joins Berkshire pharmacy

A robotic dispensing machine is being used at a pharmacy in Berkshire to handle prescriptions for thousands of patients.

Pharmacy robot lightens the load for human colleagues

A robot that could save lives has been showing off its skills at a chemist's in Wokingham today. The 'Rose Street robot' could prevent potentially fatal mistakes if pharmacists dispense the wrong medicines.

GPs and chemists have been worried about errors caused by overworking, stress and of course bad handwriting. They're hoping the robot will relieve the pressure. Mel Bloor reports.

Intervieews:

Dispenser Matthew Gunstone & GP Dr Ranjit Bahra.