Consumer healthcare brands Amcal and Guardian have announced two exciting new initiatives at the Gold Coast based retail conference this week.
Unveiled their new Amcal + Life Clinic, Amcal said the new format store will feature a number of fresh initiatives including an innovative state-of-the-art clinical relationship platform, Scrypt, which will be available across both brands.
Amcal describe the The Amcal + Life Clinic proposition as a new pharmacy format, designed to complement the current Amcal + and express formats, offering premium health services and an end-to-end business model.
Amcal National Dispensary Operations Manager, David Preston said the business was excited to be leading the charge in the delivery of new support services for pharmacists.
“Amcal + Life Clinic has a clear focus on delivering improved health outcomes for patients and business profitability, while still providing core pharmacy services including sleep apnoea testing, diabetes management reviews and vaccinations,” Mr. Preston said.
“The new clinic format will allow us to offer additional specialised services led by allied health professionals including bone density screening, advanced wound care, diabetes clinics, podiatry clinics, advanced audiometry, and an in-store nurse practitioner.
“We are extremely proud to offer our franchisee partners this unique new pharmacy concept.”
Mr Preston said the new Scrypt clinical relationship platform would provide modernised solutions to Amcal and Guardian pharmacists.
“Scrypt will drive efficiency for our pharmacists and their businesses by simplifying their day-to-day work and supporting patient relationships,” he said.
“We have been running pilots in our pharmacies which have proven hugely successful thus far. As such, we have released the program nationally to all our franchisees.”
Amcal and Guardian General Manager, Brian Tomlin, praised the two new initiatives and said they would help elevate the Amcal and Guardian brands into an even stronger position for the future.
“We are living in a fast-moving world, and pharmacists are continuously looking for more efficient, effective and innovative ways to help patients proactively manage their health,” Mr. Tomlin said.
Amcal Guardian National Council Chairman Marc Clavin echoed Mr Tomlin’s sentiments and said the initiatives would prove advantageous for him and his colleagues.
“We welcome innovative, in-store advancements that will help improve the patient-pharmacist relationship and empower patients to take proactive measures towards their health management,” he said.
“I’m sure that I speak on behalf of my colleagues when I say we’re proud to work for a business that is dedicated to supporting its franchisees in their mission to help improve the health of everyday Australians.”