Are you interested in joining ECR Ireland Pharmacy?
Allow us to explain …
ECR is the flagship for delivering consumer benefits through collaboration between trading partners along the value chain throughout Europe.
We provide a neutral platform for pharmacies, retailers, manufacturers & service providers to work together to advance the industry, predict future changes in consumers’ behaviour & needs so we can better serve the consumer.
ECR Ireland is a long-established organisation in Ireland and acts as a valuable forum for its members. It is the only forum through which retailers, manufacturers and service providers can meet and this dynamic alone is the most unique and valuable aspect of an ECR association. ECR Ireland is not a lobby group or a representative association. Our primary objective is to improve industry collaboration to better serve the consumer.
The value of ECR is especially apparent today as all Irish companies consider digital transformation and Brexit implications. Working together, sharing insight, and considering international developments as an industry is essential in these circumstances.
We believe for this & other substantive reasons that there is cause to set up an “ECR Ireland Pharmacy”.
As such, I wish to invite you (or a suitable company representative) to an “ECR Ireland Pharmacy Kick-off Meeting” to discuss a proposed structure and activities accordingly. We will be inviting a selection of Pharmacies, retailers, manufacturers & service providers to attend.
Time: 08.00 to 09.45
Date: Thursday 24th May
Venue: Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22.
Juan Fravega, Pharma Support and Declan Carolan (ECR Ireland) will facilitate the Kick-Off Meeting. We very much hope that you can attend and please feel free to contact either of us for any queries at all,
See below for reasons why ECR Pharmacy should be formed
Why ECR Pharmacy?
1. There are many other associations/organizations but this is the only one where suppliers, pharmacy owners, managers and service providers can meet to foster collaboration, sharing ideas and best practices in order to make business improvements.
2. The industry is becoming more and more challenging, mergers and acquisitions are increasing, consolidation increases the pressure for competition for existing customers, drug prices are declining and at the same time volumes of medicines dispensed are increasing. This context is triggering questions about the future for Irish pharmacies.
3. New business models are being developed including paid services, e-commerce and the role of digital technology in the future of Irish pharmacies. The pharmacy sector must prepare for the impact of all these developments and nothing better for this than developing a true collaborative organising for everyone’s benefit.
4. To foster collaboration, learning and innovation in the sector.
Who is ECR Pharmacy relevant for?
2. Small, medium and large pharmacy groups
3. Independent owners
4. Pharmacy service providers