Who has time to go to the doctors anymore? Especially for the simpler ailments that bedevil us all from time to time.
In the UK most pharmacies have a consultation room where Pharmacists can discuss a customer's ailments and recommend a non-prescription treatment plan. This relatively recent innovation acts as a fantastic buffer to our busy GP Surgeries but, could technology take this to a new level?
Sure, regulation changes would be needed but so does our trust in autonomous & remote diagnosis and prescription. Can the UK's extensive network of independent pharmacies take on Amazon and deliver a more personal service but with all important delivery convenience?
We saw in our recent survey that a huge number of pharmacies are yet to adopt the latest in technological and process advances. Transformation is needed at pharmacy level if our much loved High St pharmacy is to compete.
Delivering prescription drugs might seem like simply a transportation issue, but it's actually not. Neither Amazon nor any other online seller can just put drugs next to toys, books and household staples in its warehouses and ship them all in the same box to homes due to complex, state-based regulations around prescriptions