Offering PGDs: The Benefits

By offering PGDs in your pharmacy, you are opening doors to more opportunities that can benefit your patients and customers, as well as your business.

Benefits for your customers and patients:

  • Community pharmacies are highly accessible:
    • Located within the heart of local communities
    • 96% of the population can access a pharmacy within 20 minutes by walking/public transport
    • Potential to reduce health inequalities through access to hard-to-reach patient groups
    • Help improve the health of the local population
  • Convenient; no appointment necessary
  • Out of hours access due to extended hours/long opening hours
  • Assurance of being vaccinated by a trained, accredited, trusted, front-line healthcare professional

Benefits for your business:

  • Increase your footfall and your revenue streams
  • Drive repeat demand for your services
  • Expand the range of services you can offer
  • Additional skill set for the pharmacist
  • Improve the visibility of your business in the local community
  • Develop your potential market

NPA Support

The NPA can assist you in a number of ways in order to help you promote your PGD services and maximise on the benefits available to you. The NPA can also help you promote your PGDs with:

  • Your pharmacy details promoted on traveljab.co.uk, a patient facing online search tool for flu and travel pharmacies
  • A free PGD promotional pack – including leaflets, window sticker and templates for letters, social media and web banners

PLUS access to:

  • the NPA/Charles Bloe Training PGD package and training portal where you can enrol for PGD training, access the online portal, download PGDs, certificates and patient consent forms
  • the NPA website including vaccination guidance
    and support documents for NPA members
  • the NPA Pharmacy Services support and advice line for NPA members

Need assistance?
Please contact the PGD team on 01727 800402 or pgd@npa.co.uk

Additional resources

PGD – NEW HPV Posters

Two new posters have been produced for displaying in pharmacy windows if you are offering the HPV vaccine.

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