The only way to free up time is to work smarter, rather than harder, says Noel Wicks
What’s the most precious commodity for a pharmacy? You can’t buy more if you run out and you can’t sell it, in the unlikely event you had any to spare. I am, of course, talking about time. These days it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, particularly if you’re a pharmacist, and I’m sure most staff feel this as well.
Pharmacy has improved efficiency in the past through innovations such as PMRs and other time-saving support tools. While we aren’t completely at the end of the pipeline for these sorts of things (think serial dispensing and robotics), it can feel like there’s little or no slack in the system as it stands.