Numark offers a service that maps local prescribing patterns, allowing pharmacies to compare their performance with the potential business available. ‘Have you got the right relationship with that surgery or is that list drifting away from you? Are you capturing EPS nominations?’ asked Ms Lau.
Make sure that your prescription business is in order, she advised. However, Terry Maguire, pharmacist from Belfast said that increasing script numbers was not always good for business. ‘That would be mostly MDS and we would be happy to get rid of those,’ he suggested.