Changes to NHS guidelines could mean that more patients head to their local pharmacy for advice on how to manage their eye condition with the most appropriate product for their needs.
Ruth Poole, Healthcare Director at Celesio, looks at the challenges facing the clinical homecare industry which are prompting innovation and new models of care.
Pharmacies deal with a large volume of patient prescriptions via fax on a daily basis. In order to provide good service and compete with other pharmacies effectively, staff members must be able to process prescriptions quickly and accurately, as well as resolve queries in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this can be a significant issue due to outdated and bulky fax technology that is prone to malfunction, security risks, and unnecessary expenses.
We walk around 100,000 miles in our lifetime, so it’s unsurprising that this can take its toll on our feet and that a large propotion of people experience some form of foot problem. The footcare category represents a significant part of a pharmacy’s retail offering and should be a major focus.
See if your patients have signs of dry eye with the Optrex Blink Test — a valuable tool that pharmacists and pharmacy teams can use to screen customers right there in the community pharmacy.