Our Increasing Reliance on Community Pharmacies

17th May 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic people have found it increasingly more difficult to access healthcare via their GP.

Nearly 1 in 3 people are more likely to visit a pharmacy for advice before seeking help elsewhere than they were before the pandemic*

Tabletalk Media’s network of Independent Community Pharmacies carry out over 3 million consultations per 4 weeks and almost half of these patients would otherwise have attended GPs practices.

The latest PSNC Pharmacy Audit (full report via link) takes an in depth look at pharmacist consultations with some interesting findings.

In conclusion, Community Pharmacies are now the most accessible healthcare locations in the country and have a natural role as the first port of call for members of the public with minor health concerns, and the public are responding to the support available from their local pharmacy teams.

Tabletalk provides the opportunity to deliver health related messages to both pharmacists and patients at a relevant time in an appropriate environment. To find out more about how we can help deliver your public health communications just drop us a line.

*Pharmaceutical Journal