As community pharmacy reflects on and learns from its excellent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the time is now right to move forward and plan for reset and recover.
Large multiple pharmacy groups are already announcing significant restructuring and remodelling plans in response to the financial, operational and landscape challenges, but where does that leave independent pharmacy?
Negotiations on COVID-19 related costs have now begun plus discussions on next steps for implementation of the 5-year contractual framework. However, community pharmacy owners cannot wait and there is an urgent need to develop their own recovery plan.
The outcomes of our research through conversations with owners and managers of independent pharmacies has shown that pharmacy contractors and their teams are facing a number of critical problems:
- Personal strain
- Feeling out of control and overwhelmed
- Team performance
- Capacity and time
The Pharmacy Complete Reset and Recover Programme has been developed utilising all our knowledge, skills and experience and is designed to support all the required elements to help address these problems and create an effective business recovery plan specific to community pharmacy. Click on the link above to find out more.