Pharmacists bounce back after confidence knock

Confidence among pharmacists has taken at hit this year, with an overall score of 85.9 out of 200, according to the annual UTS Community Pharmacy Barometer.

The score is 3% lower than last year and back to 2012 levels. A score of 100 on the barometer represents neutral confidence.

One of the main issues is shrinking margins, according to a survey of 362 pharmacists whose views contributed to the barometer.

But 60% are bouncing back by offering more than 20 types of value added services. These range from novel concepts like wellness coaching and DNA testing to 6CPA