bringing business to business
The five key forces for change continue to impact Community Pharmacy: squeeze on healthcare budgets, intensifying competition, changes to the supply chain, alternative channels and demand for convenience and expertise.
PharmacyForum provides an intimate environment for senior personnel to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they all face. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build lasting relationships and meet potential partners.
Chair, Mark Durden-Smith, Celebrity Speaker
Mark will be facilitating the PharmacyForum Conference. He brings to the role over 20 years' experience in broadcasting - BAFTA award winning coverage of rugby, international cricket, European golf and the Boat Race, as well as a host of TV favourites including I'm a Celebrity and Hell's Kitchen.
Kirit Patel MBE
CEO, Day Lewis
Speaker, Kirit Patel MBE, CEO, Day Lewis
The Relationship between Empowering People and Selling Health
Kirit is one of the UK’s most recognised pharmacy entrepreneurs. With over 39 years of retail pharmacy experience, he has grown Day Lewis from two pharmacies in 1975 to over 240 pharmacies in the UK.
Aside from his position within Day Lewis, Kirit has held significant roles in various pharmacy associations, such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies. His contribution to pharmacy was recognised in 2005 when he was awarded an MBE.
Co-Founder and CEO, Real World Retail
Speaker, Conall Lavery , Co-Founder and CEO, Real World Retail
Angela Ahrendts SVP of Apple Retail and Online Stores, and former CEO of Burberrys said “Consumer data will be the biggest differentiator in the next two to three years and not just in our sector. Whoever unlocks the reams of data that we’re all collecting on consumers and then uses it strategically, will win.” – Just substitute the word for “consumers” to “patients” and this is what this presentation is about.
Managing Director, Community Pharmacies and APM Healthcare
Panellist, Andrew Murray, Managing Director, Community Pharmacies and APM Healthcare
Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of Community Pharmacies (UK), an independent pharmacy business that has funded and developed 18 health centre-based pharmacies, operating in joint venture with GP practices. Prior to that he was Group Commercial Director at Assura Group. Andrew likes to challenge the norm and look at different models of business development with a focus on patient experience.
Managing Director, Mayberry Pharmacies
Panellist, Paul Mayberry , Managing Director, Mayberry Pharmacies
Paul is Managing Director of Mayberry Pharmacies – a group of seven community pharmacies based in South Wales. He has been with Mayberry for 21 years. In addition, Paul is a Board member of Community Pharmacy Wales, which represents the 700+ pharmacy owners in Wales on NHS matters; and a Director of the Cambrian Alliance – a buying group for independent pharmacies. Established 15 years ago, the Alliance aims to secure better terms from suppliers, actively lobbies government and other bodies on behalf of its members, and provides advice on sources of funding and topical issues.
Director of Commercial Operations, Numark
Panellist, Raj Nutan , Director of Commercial Operations, Numark
Raj is Director of Commercial Operations for Numark – the UK’s largest membership organisation supporting independent community pharmacies. Numark provides virtual head office support for pharmacies, including marketing and retail support, favourable commercial terms, and help to develop patient interventions to retain loyalty whilst protecting prescription business. He’s been with Numark for the last 6 years. Prior to that Raj was Head of Business Development at the National Pharmacy Association.
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