Setting Up a Pharmacy Business
We have a proven track record of helping new pharmacy businesses through all aspects of setting up your business in a cost effective way. When setting up a new business the phrase ‘Time is Money’ is particularly true, and we have the expertise to help you get things done efficiently.
Often the biggest hurdle is obtaining the relevant licences and contracts to operate, we can provide advice on getting applications right first time or can submit the applications on your behalf. We can support you through the inspections, audits and advise on designing processes and systems the ensure ongoing compliance. As you move to planning how your business will function we can provide advice and support with Standard Operating Procedures, look at optimising workflows as well as helping you identify additional revenue streams to further enhance your business.
We have extensive experience of working with most of the major specialist pharmacy shop fitters. It is good practice to obtain at least two or three quotations and designs from different shop fitters that meet the customer’s pharmacy specifications as advised and agreed by us.
Depending on the anticipated level of business of a new pharmacy, it may be appropriate to consider automating the new pharmacy from day one, as doing so later can be less successful and more disruptive for customers and staff
For new pharmacies being developed within Health Centres, pharmacists are also likely to have to deal with property development companies or consultants working for them. It is usually necessary to have to make a competitive bid to such companies to gain access to the development. We have advised pharmacists upon making such bids, including advising on what is an appropriate level of ‘key money’ and rent to pay depending on the anticipated level of GP occupancy, and we have also advised on the tenancy contracts that they are likely to be expected to sign.
Why consider us to help you set up your pharmacy business?
We offer independent advice and support to clients seeking to open a new pharmacy business, or can advise on the relocation of an existing pharmacy business.
The support available here can start with us researching and making a well-reasoned site specific contract application case, for submission to the relevant NHS authorities for an NHS dispensing contract for the new pharmacy premises under the ruling legislation.
For further information please contact us.
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The course is very informative and comprehensive which covers all aspects of EU GDP guidelines.
I found the information very useful and interesting. I will use the information given in the future for orders I do and also to check all relevant procedures that are needed.
“Very informative and very helpful. Brian was very professional and very patient with our numerous questions. Thank you.”Catherine Hodges – Course Rating 10/10
Both Jackie and Sandeep made it really easy to understand the content – they encouraged discussion but also made sure that focus was given to areas specific to the attendees. Overall I enjoyed the course and found it far less overwhelming than I expected.
“Lot’s of information and keeps you engaged.”Abbey Tullett – Course Rating 10/10
Pharmacy consulting helped us to map our warehouse and also to map our new pharmacy fridge they were much cheaper that the other quotes we had and they also trained up the staff on the cold chain SOPs we had jointly written. Thank you Jackie for all your help!
Since 2012 we have been using PCL for regulatory support, staff resourcing, training and general advice. We have consistently found that the whole team has a high level of technical competence, are always willing to get stuck in to help us and are able to come up with robust ideas to improve our systems. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services in any of these areas.
This session has been very informative and an eye opener. Jackie was excellent in her delivery.
I think the PCL course dovetails very well with wholesaling as it provides practical course material with a good eye to Quality Management, which is the concern of our company with the MHRA inspection process beginning soon.
“Index the presentation to be able to reference quicker – detailed key acronyms. Good course, very enlightening for understanding and questioning current processes within our company.”Craig Buzzard – Course Rating 9/10