A survey by The Pharmacist has revealed that independent community pharmacies, many of whom are struggling financially, have lost thousands in monthly income after having no choice but to pause private clinical services during the first wave of Covid-19.


A quarter (24%) of pharmacists reported they had missed out on over £2,000 a month between March and June, while a further 26% said they had lost between £1,000 and £2,000, and the remainder estimated losses of up to £1,000.

One pharmacist commented: ‘We ceased private professional services entirely from 20 March to 1 June, and I estimate a reduction in turnover of around £25,000 from these services alone.’

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