High street health and beauty retailer Superdrug has announced it will be redploying its nurses to the NHS to help out during the global coronavirus pandemic.
The retailer employs 102 nurses who usually practise in one of the 82 high street clinics across the United Kingdom. A number of services at the clinics have been suspended in line with the Government guidance.
But now Michael Henry, Superdrug’s healthcare director, has revealed the nurses will be volunteering within the NHS.
Their salaries will still be paid by Superdrug.
Mr Henry said: “We have an incredibly dedicated, compassionate and professional team of nurses and they have chosen to directly support the NHS in the fight against coronavirus alongside our NHS pharmacy teams.
“We’ll do everything we can to support them and the public during these extraordinary times.”