Erectile Dysfunction Service
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects up to 4.3 million men across the UK and it is estimated that by 2025, 322 million men worldwide will be affected1. It can occur in all ages including younger males, however the incidence rate increases with age. This provides a huge market opportunities for an ED service, increasing customer footfall and confidence and loyalty in pharmacy, as well as generating additional revenue for the pharmacy.
Community pharmacy is ideally placed to improve the accessibility of such treatments to eligible customers, at a time when it is increasingly difficult to obtain an appointment with a GP and pharmacies are offering consultations via telephone or video conferencing facilities.
Working in partnership with PharmaDoctor, members have access to a wide range of private PGDs. Numark members are also eligible for a 10% discount on the standard price of PGDs.
A Range of resources have been developed to help you implement and deliver a successful service, including:
Patient Access For Professionals
Findings from Patient Access highlighted Erectile Dysfunction as one of the top searched for services, however with many being not being able to locate a pharmacy to book an appointment. This is where your pharmacy may be able to offer an easily accessible service to customers.
Providing the service to 2 customers weekly can generate over £800 profit per year as extra service income (based on sildenafil 50mg tablets / Service cost £15).
Using an online booking platform such as Patient Access has been shown to increase the number of customers booking private services at a pharmacy, helping you to increase your services profitability.
Pharmacist Accreditation* Process
*Check for any additional requirements from your PGD provider, such as taking accurate blood pressure readings, ensure relevant staff are appropriately trained.