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 day was fun and I enjoyed the review of GDP requirements!
Dawn ran a very informative session about GDP guidance and the role of the Responsible Person. This helped me understand further about my role as the Responsible Person and how to stay 100% compliant according to the guidelines. I also picked up key points on what to look for when looking at potential suppliers and warehouse facilities. All together an excellent session, worth every penny! Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Client
“Excellent refresher, very informative. Thank you.”Addy Mohammed – Course Rating 10/10
“Very Informative. Great handouts to take away. Thanks”Megan – Course Rating 10/10
Very good content and well presented.
“Very informative and John was able to demonstrate a great knowledge of export. Having already completed Pharmacy Consulting’s GDP training, I was able to understand the content and what John was explaining in regard to export”Anonymous – Rating 9/10
The trainer was highly skilled and professional. We now feel very well informed and supported to start our critical GDP inspection.
“Very good overview of GDP requirements which has given me a much better understanding of client requirements for the services and products we supply.”Bill Castle – Course Rating 9/10
Just wanted to say thank you for the training last week, was education and fun, and it was great to be able to spend time with a professional auditor.
Pharmacy Consulting have provided us with a prompt and professional service, including advice, GDP training and helping us with a robust customised Quality System.During this time they have been committed to fully understanding our company needs and have consistently delivered excellent service.I would highly recommend PCL to any business for peace of mind and sound professional advice. Ben FunnellDirectorUniversal PS