2014 Pharmacy of the Year winner endorses Pharm Assist
2014 "Pharmacy Business of the Year" endorses Pharm Assist (Solutions)
The recipient of the prestigious Pharmacy Business ‘Pharmacy Business of the Year Award’ was Rohpharm Pharmacy, a community pharmacy with branches in Ilford and Plaistow. Directors Jignesh Patel and Rohit Patel are Numark members and attributes some of the pharmacies’ success to the introductions Numark has made for them. Jignesh says: “I want my pharmacy to provide the very best healthcare to local people and that’s only possible by keeping abreast of new developments and having excellent relationships with GPs and others in my community. Having very busy pharmacies, we couldn’t do that if we were on the phone sourcing products all day. As such, we were able to create headroom by leaving the stock procurement to a more capable organisation like PharmAssist. The software compares the prices from our usual wholesalers and places the order with the one who provides the lowest price. Simple. It’s great too as not only has it freed up my time, it has also increased my purchase profit substantially”.
Jignesh’s pharmacy was also the first pharmacy to be the pilot site to integrate repeat prescribing between GP surgeries and community pharmacies. The pharmacy, which uses ProScript from Rx Systems, linked with two GP surgeries using the EMIS Web clinical management system.
Jignesh says: “I want to drive innovation in healthcare. The technology now exists for me and the surgery to add value to the patient by providing joined up care. GPs cannot cope with their current workload and pharmacy can help, this interconnectivity will make it happen and is the future of primary care. Together these two technological solutions have ensured I can grow my business, increase profit and deliver better patient care”.