Patient Access offers pharmacies the ability to make their service offering visible to over eight million potential customers.

The Patient Access app gives patients an efficient route to access healthcare services such as ordering repeat medication and booking GP appointments. The addition of enabling other healthcare appointments is a new way for people to access services from their local Numark or Rowlands pharmacy.

Numark members and Rowlands pharmacies will be able to gain access to a platform that not only communicates their service offering to a vast number of registered Patient Access users but also offers the functionality to effectively manage their schedule through an intuitive booking system.

The Patient Access for Professionals portal allows users full control over their listed services and prices, the ability to manage each staff member’s availability and provide customers with an online record of all appointments.

Wayne Harrison, Head of Commercial at Numark said: “It’s clear that the direction of travel within the community pharmacy contract is towards service provision. We are committed to supporting pharmacies in providing better access to consumers through this market-leading platform.

“In the past three months alone, there were over two and a half million searches for pharmacy services such as sore throats, uncontrolled asthma and smoking cessation within Patient Access. This presents a huge opportunity for our members to meet patient demand for community pharmacy services and help more patients with appropriate care in the heart of their local community.

We are delighted that 450 Rowlands pharmacies and over 450 Independent Numark members are now utilising Patient Access.

We support our members in setting up NHS and private services and I have no doubt that the partnership with Patient Access will change the landscape of how they market these services to their community and be instrumental in driving digital engagement with patients.”

Jason Keane, CEO of Patient said: “Following our successful pilot, we are delighted to partner with Numark and Rowlands to offer pharmacy services to millions of patients up and down the country. Their experience and commitment to providing independent pharmacies with the tools to provide exceptional levels of care to patients will allow us to deliver better outcomes to millions of Patient Access users. “Patient is committed to getting patients straight to the care they need when they need it. Community pharmacy services are a key part of the healthcare landscape and we are delighted to be able to empower patients by giving them access to a range of services in their local area.”

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