Swimming Upstream – Pharmacy Service Commissioning

Posted Posted in Distance Selling Pharmacy, NHS Pharmacy Commissioning

The independent community pharmacy sector is fast evolving into a more service-based model. With the impending acquisition of Pharmacy2U by Amazon and the meteoric rise of internet pharmacies such as Well and Boots… (see image below) We don’t have much choice. Our representative associations have promised more commissioned services to compensate for this loss, but […]

How to set up a distance selling pharmacy in the UK.

Posted Posted in Digital Health, Distance Selling Pharmacy, Paperless Pharmacy

In the UK, a business which can dispense Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) against a prescription is termed a ‘Pharmacy‘ and must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the UK pharmacy regulator. “Pharmacy” is considered a protected title by the UK government, meaning using the title in regards to a business without registration can […]