UK Retail Pharmacies Market Update 2015

  • ID: 3429838
  • August 2015
  • Region: United States
  • 32 Pages
  • Key Note Ltd
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This market update examines the pharmacies sector in the UK. Pharmacies are registered outlets that are entitled to dispense pharmaceutical products, which are available on prescription only (POM). They are also able to sell a wider range of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines than other retailers, including those classified as pharmacy-only (P) pharmaceuticals. Many pharmacies also sell cosmetics and fragrances, toiletries, electronic goods and offer services such as advice on giving up smoking, diabetic testing, etc.

Pharmacies are reimbursed for dispensing National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions and remunerated for the service they provide. Income derived from dispensing NHS prescriptions is vital for the majority of pharmacies. The vast majority of pharmacies/dispensing chemists in the UK (approximately 99%) have an NHS dispensing contract. The dispensation of NHS prescriptions makes up over 90% of a pharmacy’s revenue. Around three-quarters of prescriptions are free to groups such as children, the elderly and those on benefits.

In addition to standard remuneration and reimbursement payments, small community pharmacies in the UK also receive extra payments under READ MORE >

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1. Introduction & Definition

2. Report Coverage
- Market Sectors
- Dispensing Chemists
- Pharmacies
- Product Sectors
- Prescription-Only Medicines
- Over-The-Counter Pharmaceuticals
- Other Products
- Executive Summary

3. What’s Key In The Market?
- Key Drivers
- Market Trends
- The Ageing Population
- Financial Constraints on the National Health Service
- Supporting Self Care
- Community Pharmacists Help to Ease Pressure on the NHS

4. Economic Trends
- Market Position
- How Robust Is The Market?
- Market Size, Segmentation & Forecasts
- Market Size & Segmentation
- The Total Market
- By Market Sector
- Prescription-Only Medicines
- Over-The-Counter Pharmaceuticals

5. Forecasts
- Future Trends
- Future Economic Trends
- Forecast Total Market
- Market Growth
- International Perspective
- Overview

6. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

- Political
- Funding For Community Pharmacies Flat-Lined
- Economic
- Social
- Technological
- Environmental
- Legislative

8. Company Financials
- Company Profiles
- League Tables
- Further Sources
- Associations
- Government Publications
- Other Sources

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- Lloyds pharmacy

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