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News Story: Is the new Masta travel clinic solution for independent pharmacies worthwhile?


We have been contacted by some pharmacists recently as the MASTA sales team have been targeting community pharmacies to sell their new travel clinic solution.

We have looked into the new MASTA travel clinic solution to review it compared to the pharmadoctor solution and have found it pretty expensive for both patients and pharmacies.

The annual costs to the pharmacy

  • £100 online training fee
  • £555 live training fee incl YF - £18 per referred traveller
  • £35 per month for the PGDs =£420
  • £11 per medical helpline consultation
  • Also you cannot benefit from the Sanofi discount scheme as you have to buy from MASTA wholesale

In practice, based on their minimum prediction:
If you do a minimum of 4 travel consultations per week, over the year this is = 4 x £18 x 52 = £3744

So, with the initial costs involved in setting up the clinic, the total cost of the MASTA solution in year one is

£3744 + £100 + £555 + £420 = £4819
+ extra expense of buying vaccines through MASTA
+ expensive clinical support.

The PharmaDoctor solution for independent pharmacist run travel clinics is a one off payment:

  • You are completely independent but we help you with all of your marketing and online SEO
  • You can buy from any supplier, we have negotiated discounts for you
  • There are no hidden extra costs for consultations or clinical support

Article published on the 19-07-2013

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