Drug tariff effects on pharmacies


The July 2020 update to the Drug Tariff includes the following for pharmacies:

  • The essential and advanced delivery service – ensuring home delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak and the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service during the COVID-19 outbreak – is extended until 31 July 2020.

  • The declaration of emergency requiring the flexible provision of pharmaceutical services made in Directions signed on 27 March 2020, will now be extended from 1 July to 1 September 2020. This will allow temporary changes to pharmacy opening hours or temporary closure of pharmacy premises in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, where there are adequate reasons to continue. In the case of the temporary closure of a pharmacy premises, a dispensing doctor may be required to provide pharmaceutical services to other patients, in order to maintain the adequate provision of pharmaceutical services.

Further information on these updates, as well as comprehensive documentation listing all July 2020 updates to the drug tariff, can be found here

Make your over-the-counter products work harder 
The COVID-19 pandemic has put severe pressure on the UK’s pharmacies to offer flexibility under extreme and unprecedented circumstances. It is now more important than ever that over-the-counter products and supplies, such as bandages and cleansing wipes, are successful and profitable. 

Not all over-the-counter products are created equal. Packaging and placement is extremely important, as is reputation for quality. Providing both attractive retail products and premium quality is something that takes many years of research and development, which is why not many businesses can offer it. In these stressful times, it pays dividends to work with a supplier that has many decades of experience and knows what it takes to significantly improve profitability in the first aid category. 

How Aero Pharmacy can help
Aero Pharmacy is a market leader delivering premium quality first-aid consumables to the UK’s pharmacies. Our manufacturing capabilities and globally-renowned customer service ensure consistent high quality and total reliability. Our product packaging has also been designed to offer maximum retail appeal, allowing you to optimise your shelf space and maximise returns on your first and wound care category. 

For more information, take a look at the services we provide through Aero Pharmacy

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