PharmaDoctor (owned by Escripts Marketing Ltd), and Star (part of the Uniphar Group), have announced a strategic partnership between the two companies to drive and support the development of a wide range of patient-centric pharmacy clinical services in the UK.
Already the UK’s leading provider of pharmacy-based clinical service support packages, PharmaDoctor has recently broadened and strengthened their Medical, Commercial and Digital team capability to accelerate the expansion of in-pharmacy Clinics, including Men’s/Women’s Health Clinics, Vaccination Clinics, Sexual Health Clinics and Skincare Clinics.
The objective of the new partnership is to create innovative new pharmacy clinical service-based value propositions which Pharma can invest in to generate an attractive return on investment.
Graham Thoms, Chief Executive of PharmaDoctor commented:
“It is well documented that it is a challenging time for UK pharmacy due to the ongoing funding cuts.
“Increasingly, the most successful pharmacies are diversifying their business from simply being a dispenser of medicine to offering an extensive set of clinical services. These services not only bring pharmacies attractive new revenue streams, but they also offer patients and consumers a large choice of convenient and accessible clinical services without the need to wait for a doctor’s appointment”.
Commenting on the new PharmaDoctor-Star partnership, Head of Business Development at Star, Ryan Wooller, says:
“Having recently completed a complete rebranding of the Star business to better communicate the full range of support services we offer Pharma, the announcement of this new partnership further demonstrates the diversity of our capabilities.
“Star recognises the huge opportunity for Pharma to collaborate and invest in Pharmacy in a more meaningful way to produce measurable patient outcomes. We are confident the new joint Star-PharmaDoctor proposition helps Pharma to understand and access this opportunity”.