When the COVID-19 crisis hit pharmacies, and they were inundated with an increased number of patients and overwhelmed by prescription numbers they were in need of PPE equipment fast. However, the last thing they had was time to source and order the essential equipment. Edinpharm came to the rescue and sourced masks and hand sanitiser for members, not only securing the supply, but also going above and beyond collecting and delivering all over Scotland, despite not having a distribution network.
These are Edinpharm’s principle suppliers. However, we have relationships with many more pharmaceutical suppliers to cover all of our members’ requirements.
As a new pharmacy owner, joining Edinpharm is easily the most important business decision I have made so far. Very competitive pricing has helped boost profits. Membership benefits also include access to SOPs, Locums, special offers and much more. The greatest advantage is the staff – advice is always provided swiftly, any queries are dealt with efficiently and the overall support on offer is immensely reassuring – another reason to feel confident about putting your trust in Edinpharm!
Being a member of Edinpharm gives me the peace of mind that I will receive the products that I need, at a competitive price. It simplifies the ordering process, allowing me to maintain consistency across my branches and removing the worry of bad ordering habits, allowing me to focus my time on other areas of my business. It’s more than just pricing though, there’s also professional and commercial advice and support via both the Edinpharm team and a network of like minded, independent pharmacists.
“Over and above the competitive pricing, one of the greatest benefits I’ve experienced since joining Edinpharm is access to the pool of knowledge and experience of other members – There’s a real sense of community – independent contractors willing to help and share advice.”
As long-term members of Edinpharm, we know and appreciate the value of belonging to this group. Membership brings access to a large and growing community of independent pharmacies facing the same challenges and sharing ideas and good practice with each other. The members’ portal gives access to an excellent range of services and benefits that today’s pharmacies require, and the extension into support for HR and other management tools is a really helpful development.