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Running Your Business

Quick wins to enhance your business performance

Creating a performance culture will enable you to make a difference to your business

Invest for the future

With a range of market pressures, now might seem like the wrong moment invest in your pharmacy – or is it?

It pays to treat your staff well

A contented workforce is key to employee retention and the success of your business, says Lee Ashwood, a senior associate at Eversheds LLP.

What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are key factors in the buying and selling of pharmacy premises and for lease negotiation

Is it best to lease or buy a delivery van?

So, your pharmacy needs a new van for deliveries, but should you lease one or buy one? What’s best for your business? 

Feeling the pressure in independent pharmacy?

How can independent pharamcies grow in the future, and cope with cuts

We want to be seen as a force for good

Activity at the Company Chemists’ Association is about to step up. What contribution might the organisation make to the wider picture? P3 finds out more

Sure you are complying with the National Minimum Wage?

Make a mistake in calculating a staff salary and you could be named and shamed

Legal advice: renewing a lease

What do you know about the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954? Thought so – well, read on...

Ways to revive retail sales

OTC and retail sales is a revenue area you can influence. Remember how visible your retail space is to customers

Phoenix rising

Two distribution deals in the past year - first with Sanofi, more recently with GSK - have been important to Phoenix UK. Rob Darracott found Phoenix UK Group chief executive Steve Anderson in an upbeat mood. 

Cashflow boosters complete top tip checklist

Real World Analytics’ Conall Lavery’s checklist for maximising business performance and enhancing patient care concludes with items 16 to 20

Automation: Going live

The decision's been made, the plans were drawn up a while ago. Now, the installation team arrives...

Just how hard are the pharmacy cuts biting?

How are contractors in England coping with the cuts to pharmacy funding so far? Could some contractors reach tipping point with their business finances?

Thinking SMART for 2019

January is a great time for implementing a new business plan in the face of a challenging year ahead, according to Perrigo’s learning pharmacy, Warman-Freed

Legal: purchasing a lease

I am thinking of buying a lease from a business in administration. What do I need to be concerned about?

Don't ignore auto-enrolment compliance

Pensions regulator issues more than 20,000 fines for failures over auto-enrolment

Do I need to make changes to employees’ contracts or policies this month?

As employers, pharmacy business owners process their employees’ data daily, and must consider whether their contracts of employment and policies should be amended to reflect the new GDPR requirements.

Buying for business: What rights do you have?

What happens if you buy something for the pharmacy that you aren’t happy with or is damaged? This is what the law says

SCR usage: what can we read into the data?

The largest usage peak for SCR was seen in the last week of June 2018, which coincides with the last Quality Payments checkpoint for SCR, according to NHS data compiled by PharmData.

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