The Need for Pharmacy Automation

Pharmacies busy with dispensing prescriptions find it challenging to focus on additional revenue streams and so Pharmacy Automation is attractive in order to improve the speed, space, and accuracy of dispensing.

Community Pharmacies (particularly independent pharmacies) are focused on maximising their proficiency through workflow processes and services that support their patient’s health care. How are these independent and other Community Pharmacies achieving this successfully? Pharmacy Automation is the answer.

Pharmacy Automation allows a pharmacy to improve customer service, reduce dispensing errors, and free up staff time, so team members can spend more time carrying out the customer facing services.

The key benefits of Pharmacy automation are:

  • Speeding up the dispensing process
  • Cutting down on dispensing errors
  • Saving space on product storage, creating more room for retail space or consultation facilities.

We can offer Pharmacy Automation advice and support within you own business.

If you are interested in some more information about Pharmacy Automation please feel free to contact us.

Why consider us for Pharmacy automation consultancy?

We have extensive experience advising pharmacists on pharmacy automation, both within community pharmacies and hospitals – throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and in Europe.

We have worked with all the main pharmacy automation equipment suppliers, ensuring that the most suitable automation equipment is installed within pharmacies, having fully considered the pharmacy design and layout that will work most logically with the dispensing process.

For further information please contact us.


I found Pharmacy Consulting Ltd’s (PCL) input into the planning and installation of our ARX V Max extremely beneficial to the project.The senior consultant from PCL met with me, the ARX project manager, and members of my shop fitting team, and we discussed the new pharmacy planned layout from PCL’s automation experience.  This was useful as having previously worked with robots, and also being a pharmacist he could provide valuable advice on where the machine outputs would be best positioned for the best workflow.He returned to the pharmacy when we were up and running and observed the processes that we had developed and spoke to all the staff and got a good feel of how we were working. Having read his subsequent report, all his ideas seemed to make sense and I shared his report with all of my staff and we successfully implemented the suggested changes.
Independent community pharmacy owner