We supply to the pharmacy warehouses without delivery charges in an attempt to help the NHS save money, and the flour can travel in the delivery vans with all the other drugs, so avoiding the extortionate "special handling charge!".
Our flours have long shelf lives (some are 3 years from date of production)so there is not the problem of storage and products expiring. So where does the remainder of the prescription charge go? I so wish I understood the commercials!
I used to work in an NHS path lab and feel it is a remarkable institution. However it has never been run as a business and I saw so much waste during the 70's, I fear it is even worse now. Why does no one "join the dots" and use their huge buying power to purchase more efficiently? Get rid of some of the high earners who continue to abuse their positions, instead of working for the good of the system and the patients who need it. I complete many if the questionnaires and petition MP's and approach CCG's in an attempt to keep prescriptions available for coeliacs, but fear they just see us as a company looking after out own profits when in reality, we sell to the NHS at very low margins because of our desire to help, are we wasting our time and effort because our prices are less than the prescription fee?
Sorry, I have always wanted to say this, and fear there is only a small window of time left to voice my opinion.