GG2 Awards

dateWednesday 30th September 2020

locationPark Plaza Westminster Bridge, London

Out of concern for the safety of all our guests and in accordance with government issued gatherings aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the decision to postpone the Pharmacy Business Awards & Conference on Wednesday 30th September, until later in the year.

Although we are disappointed, there is nothing more important to us than health, safety and well-being of our guests.

We will announce the new date as soon as possible.

Pharmacy Collaboration, integration and transformation

We are about to witness a radical and rapid evolution in what community pharmacy looks like and how it operates within an integrated health system. What we see now in the shift from a contract almost totally reliant on procurement and supply of medicines to one which is more service-led and quality based, one driven by financial, population health and consumer demand was inevitable.

Digital healthcare is now moving at pace. Distance selling pharmacies now provide around 3% of all NHS prescriptions and growing fast. Amazon Pharmacy is now a registered trademark in the UK and that could disrupt the status quo like never before. So transacting product alone is no longer a unique option nor a sustainable model for community pharmacy. We need to find a new model with a unique offer which can only be provided face-to-face.

This means that new skills and skill-mix must be developed; operational efficiencies must be found; technology must be embraced; new services and products that people and commissioners want to buy must be developed; consistent high quality consumer experience must be delivered; community pharmacy must collaborate and be fully integrated into local health and care; and we must promote what we do effectively.

Those who adapt to this change and transform why and how they do things can continue to successfully operate as providers of healthcare. Join us at the Pharmacy Business conference on Wednesday 30th September to hear about this and more.


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