GSK UK Pharmaceuticals have announced their intention to change their current Direct to Pharmacy model to a Reduced Wholesaler model from 1st November 2018.
This unprecedented shift in distribution arrangements will be welcome news for Numark members who will have access to GSK’s prescription portfolio through wholesale partner PHOENIX. All Numark members will be able to order GSK prescription lines on a twice a day delivery from 1st November 2018.
Numark managing director Jeremy Meader said;
“This is an historic move by GSK that will ultimately be incredibly positive for community pharmacy. Times are tough and recognition of the challenges faced by pharmacy by increasing access to a wider range of prescription medicines through PHOENIX will help deliver consistency in service and increase patient loyalty whilst helping them to more effectively and efficiently fulfil their role on the front line of healthcare.”
Commenting on GSK’s decision Steve Anderson, Group managing director PHOENIX UK, said,
“GSK’s decision will be warmly welcomed by all our dispensing customers as it will provide them with greater convenience when ordering the GSK prescription medicines they need for their patients.”