Potentially independent community pharmacy has a strong future, putting aside Amazonification traditional pharmacies are the 3rd most loved shop on the high street serving patients face to face.
The UGov pharmacy poll shows that patients love pharmacy services however due to tightening margins on the high street we still have a high reliance on the NHS to commission new pharmacy service. The spreadsheet shown below is maintained by Voyager Medical and is dedicated to detailing out some of these newly and already commissioned services to help pharmacists potentially do the same. We have found that for a new service proposal to be successful it depends on the commissioner's objectives. For instance, a commissioner GP would look for new pharmacy services which:
In light of the new Primary Care Networks, it is likely that the GP contract will be more aligned to a more integrated primary care approach so these targets will potentially change in the future.
Another question is if we know what the commissioners are looking for what ideas can we present? For this, we have created an open Google spreadsheet embedded below, where and one can enter their ideas. If you would like to access our database of new pharmacy commissions or require help in setting up your own please contact us.
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