When you visit your this Merton Park pharmacy this winter, you may be surprised to find a robot helping out behind the scenes.

Raj Patel has brought in the "groundbreaking" robot to the Nelson Pharmacy to make the most of Artificial Intelligence technology to dispense medication.

He said it will allow him to spend more time with patients.

"Our robot is freeing up our time to speak to patients to offer expert clinical advice and we hope this reduces winter pressures on the NHS," Mr Patel said.

"We are looking forward to naming the robot with the help of local school children, who will have the opportunity to learn about all the services a local pharmacy can offer.

"Including health checks, medication reviews and flu vaccinations. Any schools interested in the competition please contact Raj directly on 02085406141.”

The robot is the first of its kind in a Merton community pharmacy.