London, September 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/
We’ve got some fantastic news to share with you today! Charac, the game-changing NHS-integrated pharmacy app, is thrilled to announce a further funding of £1.2 million in combined debt and equity financing. What makes this achievement even more special is that it’s a joint effort, with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and our incredible pharmacy owners coming together to support our mission. This funding catapults our total investment to an impressive £2.5 million!
Over the past two years, almost two pharmacies a week have been forced to close their doors. That’s a staggering statistic! Currently, there are only 11,026 community pharmacies in England, a number we haven’t seen since 2015. It’s a tough road, with soaring operational costs, staffing challenges, and diminishing government support all playing their part.
Now, here’s where things get really exciting. The Government’s Pharmacy First initiative is set to change the game. Patients with common ailments, like sore throats or shingles, will be directed to their local pharmacies instead of busy GP practices. It’s a forward-looking approach that holds great promise for the future.
However, there’s a catch. Many of our cherished pharmacies are currently grappling with the daily battle of survival. Meeting the expanded role envisioned by the Government may seem like an uphill climb for them right now.
But here’s where Charac steps in with a fresh and innovative approach to patient engagement. We firmly believe that digitalization is the key to unlocking brighter prospects for our community pharmacies. The response from pharmacies has been nothing short of inspiring, with around 25,000 patients already benefiting from Charac’s platform. And we’re not stopping there! By the end of our financial year in March 2024, we anticipate this number to soar to an impressive 100,000.
The NPA, representing a whopping 80% of independent pharmacies across the UK, is as excited as we are. They see this funding as a springboard for Charac to further enrich our app and expand our services. In 2022, we forged a long-term partnership with the NPA, united by our vision to fast-track the digital transformation of independent community pharmacies.
Our mission is crystal clear: we’re here to empower and rejuvenate the UK’s community pharmacies. With this funding boost, we’re one step closer to making that vision a reality.
Ready to learn more about how Charac can revolutionize your community pharmacy? Book a free demo today and embark on this exciting journey with us! Together, we’re pioneering a fresh, friendly, and approachable way forward for community pharmacies. It’s not just a win for Charac; it’s a win for the entire community. We can’t wait to connect with you and showcase the Charac difference.
Original article: PR News Wire
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