Operators in the Dispensing Chemists industry distribute pharmaceutical products to consumers, and therefore, they play an important role in the UK health-care system. Retail and community pharmacies also sell over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, provide professional advice and carry out basic medical testing. Due to the nature of the industry, operators are subject to rules and regulations set out by governing bodies. Over the past decade, several regulatory changes have been introduced, bringing alterations to the retail pharmacy landscape.
Operators in the industry dispense and retail pharmaceutical goods via community pharmacies and chemists. Pharmacies also provide other NHS services and sell over-the-counter medications and a range of non-pharmacy goods. This report does not cover in-store supermarket pharmacies.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.