Charac CEO calls for technological reform in Pharmacy First Service

A recent report by the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) has revealed a significant disparity in patient engagement with the Pharmacy First service across
the UK.

In response, Santosh Sahu, Founder and CEO at Charac, has emphasised the need for technological reform to address “the interoperability gap between pharmacists
and GPs”.

Sahu identified the lack of GP referrals for Pharmacy First consultations as a key issue, attributing it to inadequate IT infrastructure.

He urged the sector to “implement technological reforms to enhance interoperability between pharmacists and GPs, enabling them to share patient records, identify
care pathways, and address health needs more effectively”.