The change to EMT is expected to take place by the end of the month. Photo:iStock

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) on Tuesday announced a new partnership with EMT Healthcare for its pharmacy essentials product supply.

The agreement follows a recent review of NPA’s current purchasing model, which led to a more streamlined process for purchasing pharmacy consumables.

The members and customers will now be able to purchase products directly from EMT Healthcare website as it cuts off an extra step in the buying process.

Currently, customers can order products from both the NPA and EMT Healthcare, and the latter, a Nottingham-based family-owned and operated business, dispatches them to NPA.

With this new partnership, NPA aims to lower prices and reduce costs, along with offering a wider range of products for its members.

According to John Pickford, NPA membership director, members can expect to save an average of 15 per cent savings on print stock items previously available on the NPA sales website.

“It’s a new way of buying pharmacy essentials from a trusted partner which creates price reductions and more efficiency. We’re always looking at ways for members to get extra value out of their membership,” Pickford said.

“EMT welcomes this new dimension to our important partnership with the NPA, we strongly believe this a mutually beneficial strategy will streamline the service going forward,” said Rod Muir, managing director of EMT Healthcare.

The change to EMT is expected to take place by the end of the month.

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