Coronavirus has shaken the very foundations of our health care system and Pharmacies were on the frontline like never before. The pandemic highlighted the vital role pharmacies play in their communities. Therefore, Pharmacists have seen a huge increase in demand for their services as patients struggle to access other healthcare providers, such as GPs, dentists and hospitals. It is not just government that has recognised the role pharmacists are playing; awareness of community pharmacy among members of the public has also increased.
Independent community pharmacies have faced a decline in prescription profit margins over the last few years. So be sure to offer both prescription and non-prescription services, as well as health and wellness products to help boost your revenue. Offer unique services that other pharmacies may not be offering in your local area such as hypertension, weight management, blood testing and phlebotomy or ear health and microsuction to name a few. Make sure you are effectively advertising these services as well, to make your pharmacy stands out from the competition and attract new customers.
See below the range of services that are available from our Trusted Partners to help you offer additional services: