Pharmacists must leave their comfort zone for the sector to thrive

 

In response to the following article:

 

Is Amazon about to move your pharmacy cheese?

 

Dear PIP Editor,

 

As much as I love community pharmacy and advocate for pharmacy services, I do question the continued optimism of the sector around the opportunities presented by online supplier dilution of script volume. If there was sufficient consumer appetite to access and pay for available services to the value of 20% current prescription volumes I think we would have seen this level of behaviour change five years ago.

 

Instead, we’re seeing demand for online and virtual provision. I agree that  Graham Thoms has some valuable services and Krishan Ramdoo has introduced something really interesting ideas with Tympahealth, but the evolution required to keep the sector afloat is way out of a lot of pharmacists comfort zones.

 

Yours etc.

 

Alex Lloyd

 

Alex is a pharmacist with an interest in mental health.

 

 

 

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