Table 1

Characteristics of study pharmacies

LocationIndex of multiple deprivation 2019*Study pharmacyNo of staff
Woodland Independent Pharmacy Group (3 pharmacies)
Urban setting
6% of local population 65 years or older (55% female, 47% male)†
30% most deprived LSOA‡Willow2 pharmacists
1 trainee pharmacist
8 dispensers/technicians
2 counter staff
1 delivery driver
Group pharmacist owners (n=2) who oversee pharmacies and cover staff when needed.
50% most deprived LSOAFoxglove2 pharmacists
2 counter staff
8 dispensers/technicians
Meadow Independent Pharmacy Group
(5 pharmacies)
Suburban setting
17% of local population 65 years or older (55% female, 45% male)†
20% least deprived LSOAPoppy1 pharmacist
2 dispensers
1 part-time counter staff
1 delivery driver
Group pharmacist owner (n=1) who oversees pharmacies and covers staff when needed.
50% least deprived LSOALilac1 pharmacist
1 dispenser
2 dispensers/counter staff
1 delivery driver