Following its partnership with HubRx last month (March), The Pharmacy Group is now set to transform and rebrand as Pharmacy+Health.
The rebrand of the independent chain to Pharmacy+Health (pronounced Pharmacy ‘plus’ Health) is the first phase in further investment led by CEO Daniel Lee to ‘re-engineer’ community pharmacy.
Daniel Lee said: “Our new Pharmacy+Health identity signals a significant shift in the direction we plan to take with the independent chain. We aim to challenge the perception of what a community pharmacy can and should offer, how it should look and how it operates. Re-engineering community pharmacy.
“Our tech-enabled hub and spoke dispensing service, HubRx, will free up our pharmacists to provide a wide selection of on-demand clinical services that can be booked online. By shifting the emphasis from dispensing and retail, we will turn our pharmacies into the destination of choice for patients seeking consultations and treatment for everyday health conditions.”
The Pharmacy+Health chain will be powered by the company’s £10m state-of-the-art, 40,000 sq. ft fully automated dispensing facility, HubRx.
The roll out of the new Pharmacy+Health brand will kick off with the launch of a new, intuitively built website – www.pharmacyplushealth.co.uk – and a phased transformation plan for all pharmacies.
Starting at branches in Leeds, York and Wakefield the pharmacies will be rebranded, installed with cutting-edge and unique technologies and undergo a design overhaul to create a patient destination for on-demand clinical services.
Jason Lestner, Managing Director for Pharmacy+Health, said: “Our pharmacy teams are based in the heart of their communities and have long standing relationships with their patients. We want to offer these communities access to a range of NHS and private services with the ambition of having an independent prescriber in each branch.
“The technology that underpins our business will allow our highly trained team to offer their patients the care that they need, when they need it providing critical support to our local GP’s and the overstretched NHS when they need it.
“Our pharmacy teams are incredibly excited about the opportunity we are presenting and we’re looking forward to unveiling more of our plans to the industry and our patients.”
Set to include the widely anticipated Pharmacy First offering, over the course of 2023 Pharmacy+Health will significantly expand its clinical services. It will provide access to a large range of medical services for every day health conditions, including an industry leading private offering.
Daniel adds: “I’ve spent the last two decades pioneering change within pharmacy. I started my career in community pharmacy and I want to see it thrive once again.”