Running an independent pharmacy is a nonstop balancing act. Between filling orders, meeting with patients and managing your staff, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why it’s crucial to maximize efficiency across all areas of your pharmacy.
Here are a few tips to help you improve efficiency and increase performance:
Pharmacy Stock Having too much or too little stock is a problem. Too much stock ties up working capital and valuable shelf space, while too little can result in owing’s, customer complaints and lost patients. Identify your fastest-moving items and consider checking the reorder points regularly. Speak to out telesales about how we can help you with stocking up your pharmacy.
Use your Staff Wisely Every staff member should have clear-cut roles and responsibilities to maximize their time. There are a lot of tasks your pharmacists do that your technicians can do instead, for example: Filling prescriptions.
Prescription Refills Create a system for Prescription Refills that allows patients to pick up of all of their ongoing prescription refills at the pharmacy on a single, convenient day each month.
Provide a convenient way for patients to stay current on their medications, and it benefits the pharmacy by improving adherence, increasing profitability, and streamlining operations.
Whether you a run a small local pharmacy or a large-scale hospital pharmacy, one thing remains the same: perseverance, planning and strategic thinking can all help you see success throughout the new year.