A London pharmacy has elevated its flu vaccinations by 20% since introducing digital companies.
Since rolling out Affected person Entry for Professionals one 12 months in the past the Inexperienced Mild Pharmacy Group has carried out thousand of digital consultations and grown flu vaccinations by 20% throughout its 13 branches.
Co-owner Paras Shah stated the portal had allowed the pharmacy to “attain an enormous variety of folks we might not have been in a position to in any other case” through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Folks have booked 3,976 appointments through the platform, and pharmacies have carried out 4,000 flu jabs.
The platform, which generated greater than £83.5k in turnover for the pharmacy group, permits pharmacies to supply each bodily and digital appointments through video or phone.
Sufferers can discover and guide appointments by way of Affected person Entry or straight on the pharmacy, and be part of video consultations straight from their cell machine, desktop, or laptop computer.
It additionally offers group pharmacists entry to the digital market on Affected person Entry the place customers can discover and guide their companies.
“We positively would have struggled extra through the pandemic with out it. Affected person Entry is a trusted app, and this in flip has elevated our sufferers’ belief in us,” Shah added.
“We’ve got positively elevated our visibility amongst sufferers, and it has been a useful device for highlighting what we will provide – effectively over 30 affected person companies, together with treatment use opinions, blood strain checks, minor ailment consultations and journey vaccinations. It’s a useful gizmo for pharmacy teams of any dimension.”
Sima Jassal, head of pharmacy at EMIS, added: “The Inexperienced Mild Pharmacy Group is a implausible instance of how group pharmacy is utilizing expertise to increase its medical function and provide sufferers an awesome service.
“Through the pandemic, folks have used digital well being companies way more, and we imagine the Affected person Entry will develop into a well-recognized approach for sufferers to entry worthwhile recommendation, medical companies and care from their area people pharmacy.”