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Opportunity in adversity

Far from being grim, the future is looking brighter for pharmacies that are prepared to think outside the box and consider expanding into new areas of business  

There’s money on the table worth £73,800 – grab it

The size of the potential opportunity outside of dispensing could surprise you, suggests Retail Performance Specialists  

Pharmacy locums among those hit by Budget

Pharmacy locums will be among those hit by the rise in National Insurance announced by the Chancellor in this month’s Budget

Business leaders feel more confident, says PWC

Business leaders worldwide are more optimistic about their outlook compared to last year, finds a survey presented at Davos this week

Pharmacy prices rose despite sector cuts

Average pharmacy prices rose last year, according to Christie & Co

Feeling the pressure in independent pharmacy?

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

Build your pharmacy around your patients

How highly does your pharmacy value its patients? Do you truely offer patient-centred care? 

Understanding the future

An educated view on future developments helps you to plan your direction today

The numbers you need and how to use them

Businesses that do not know their numbers tend to make decisions on guesswork

Your business plan for the year ahead

What is your business plan for 2016?

“Dilapidations” danger for pharmacy tenants

It is important to be very clear which repairs your business is responsible for in leased premises

How independent pharmacies can thrive

If your business model is not fit for purpose it will fail

Decide on a plan of action for your pharmacy

Pharmacies need a plan of action in place in order to improve their business

Is it time to reconsider care home business?

Working with care homes will have advantages and disadvantages for pharmacy. Where does the balance lie?

Look again at pharmaceutical care in care homes

Understanding more about the pressure that care homes are under can help us improve the service that pharmacy offers to them, says Noel Wicks In recent years, our pharmacies have had the opportunity to increase the amount of care home business we do. It’s been a fascinating process that has been both interesting and challenging for a whole variety of reasons. From this personal experience, I’d say that the article published in this edition of P3 discussing nursing homes is a fair reflection of what looking after care homes is really like. It’s been really interesting spending time in a range of different care homes. I’ve been able to visit a multitude of facilities, from large nursing homes with high-dependency units right through to small rural facilities with only a handful of residents. One thing I’ve found to be universal among all of the sites I’ve visited was the immense amount of pressure faced by staff and managers at these homes.

Clear communication

Worried about what to say? Use this technique to help plan a key conversation

Cost control for pharmacy

Keep profit on track by actively controlling business costs

Presenting with impact

Practical tips for giving impressive presentations.

Negotiation skills

Use negotiation techniques to help to achieve your objectives.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial skills can be useful across all areas of a pharmacy business.
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