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De-Mystifying Search

I get asked alot, "why am i not coming up in google." If you speak to potent....

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CCGs banning pharmacies from ordering prescriptions for patients and online ordering part 2

In our last post we talked about some of the operational and brand erosion issues of patients being banned from requesting repeat prescriptions via their pharmacy. 

Fortunately, if the DoH doesn....

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CCGs banning pharmacies from ordering prescriptions for patients and online ordering

CCGs banning pharmacies from ordering prescriptions for patients and online ordering
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NTL World Part of (Virgin Media)email addresses rejecting most mails

Virgin Media customers with @ntlworld.com email addresses are rejecting most emails as Spam after a messed up migration of their mail servers. Most of these mails are being completely killed with no bounce-b....

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Falsified Medicines Directive and the new EU Pharmacy Logo

We have been kept abreast of discussions between the MHRA, RPS, GPhC, Pharmacy Vocie, The NPA etc. regarding the new mandatory EU Pharmacy logo under the Falsified Medicines Directive.

All member pharmacies....

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New Pharmacy Website Platform launching.........

We have been busy behind the scenes for the last 9 months working on a new platform.  It has been built from scratch and designed using all our experience gained form the last 5 years of providing websi....

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A Very Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our customers, partners and colleagues a very Happy New Year and our very best wishes for 2015.  We thank you for all your support and look forward to building on our achievements....

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flu vaccines £4 per dose whatever order size - special offer for members

It's not just fantastic website design and functionality for incredible cost we provide, oh no!  

We like to come up with great offers for our members that fit in with our aim of helping indepen....

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Growing concern over potential threat of online repeats

Or put another way, growing realisation of the threat.  Something we have been warning of for years.  We posted this in the comments section of C & D's article http://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/n....

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What does the future hold for independent pharmacy? Worried about the threat from online competition?

Not sure if you saw a recent article in Chemist & Druggist entitled 'Pharmacists fear online competiton' but in a poll conducted by C & D over 50% of readers believed internet pharmacy was &#....

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Are you putting off getting a proper pharmacy website designed?

It’s the beginning of the year and traditionally a time when businesses consider their plans and aims for the year ahead.  Part of that process may (or should) include getting a proper pharmacy websit....

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Seasons Greetings

We would like to wish everyone seasons greetings and our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.  We thank all our customers for their business and support and look forward to continuing to build on....

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EPS2 is here and it's not going away! Your script business might?

Like it or not EPS2 is here and here to saty. It is rolling out across the country and the roll out is gathering pace.  This opens up the oppotunity to others to target online prescriptions and unfortun....

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Happy Customers - Pharmacy Website Design and Successful Website Testimonials

Noone likes a show off and we usually keep it low-key and understated but there are times when we should blow our own trumpet as anyone looking around for a pharmacy website needs some reassurance before com....

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The Pharmacy Show

We'll be at the Pharmacy Show (on Sunday only) again this year to see old friends and clients and meet some new ones (hopefully).  We don't take a stand as the prices we charge could never justify the c....

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Script Directing

There has been some coverage of script directing recently and it's nothing new as far as we are concerned.  We heard anecdotally of this this years back and this has increased recently.  Pharmacy2u....

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Be careful out there

Without wanting to blow our own trumpet (there our others that will occasionally do that for us) today has reminded us yet again of the many companies out there happy to take your money for a pharmacy websit....

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pharmacy website demo - no obligation and informative

We have found the best way to see what our websites can do and how they may help an independent pharmacy's business is to have an online demo so we are increasingly doing this and the reaction has been gret.....

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Legal advice and help for independent pharmacies

We speak to pharmacists all day and every day (and evenings too) and always listen to comments and suggestions and discuss the difficulties independents face whether customers or not.  That is why we ar....

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It's here, your Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire sorted - CPPQ for £50 or £1 a survey

We are up and running now, providing the most cost-effective, profssional CPPQ service on the market.  We can offer any survey service you may require, the contents and presentation really are market le....

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The Pharmacy Centre launches Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire Service (CPPQ)

Due to popular demand The Pharmacy Centre are delighted to announce we now offer a maket-leading Pharmacy Patinet Questionnaire (CPPQ) service.  We have been asked about this for some time so have come ....

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Congratulations to Pharmacy Centre member Alison Sparkes - Community Pharmacist of the Year 2012

Alison Sparkes from Medicine Centre in Neath, Wales was awarded Community Pharmacist of the year – an award for the industry magazine – Chemist & Druggist - that recognises outstanding achievement by....

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Nearly New Year, isn't it about time you had a proper website?

Well the New Year is nearly upon us - just a few hours away.  Do you bother with resolutions?  Maybe not but I bet you make some committments to yourself about your business and what you would like....

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Don't assume your customers are too old to be online or use a pharmacy website

We have been surprised, very surprised.  Have spoken to many pharmacists who say 'my customers are too old to be online and certainly won't use a website'!

Well we have never accepted that as we....

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Pharmacy website design

There are certain basic principles of website design that need to be considered so a good place to start is with a design template.  You can, of course, have a bespoke design if you req....

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Pharmacy website design

Does website design matter? 

Yes but not always in the way assumed.  Many customers focus on a website that 'looks nice' and try and come up with some sort of aesthetic masterpiec....

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Can I trust anyone with my customers?

You'll have to trust someone!  If you have a website at all you will have to trust someone but there are considerations.

Even if you get a local developer, a national company or someone you know....

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Everyone will be able to order a repeat prescription online by 2015

So the Government publihed their NHS mandate this week.  

One part that stuck out for me was 'by 2015 everyone will be able to book their GP appointments online, order a repeat prescri....

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I'm just a small independent, how can I compete?

You're an independent - whether a single store or multiple - how can I compete with the major chains online?

Well head on you simply can't.  However, think smart and use what you have to your ad....

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so how do I make my website successful?

how do I make my website successful? 

well where to start?  Let's take a topic at a time.  Suppose the first thing to state is it won't happen by magic, there are things you need to do....

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The first question to ask yourself

What do I want a website for?

Whether you have one of not.

Do you want a website to improve your business?, help you run it and become more efficient?  Make some mone....

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Welcome to The Pharmacy Centre Blog

Welcome to our blog.  We design pharmacy websites.  We work with independent pharmacy and…….well no one else to be honest.  We provide websites for chemists, of course, however we offer so....

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