Q:Why is Avicenna different to other support/buying groups?
A:: Avicenna is the UK’s largest independent pharmacy support group. We pride ourselves on the personal service that we offer to all members to enable them to build their business. All members benefit from a monthly loyalty rebate over and above our supplier terms and access to excellent commercial terms from mainline and shortline suppliers.
Q:What are the main benefits of joining Avicenna?
A: : Avicenna offers 1:1 support for all members to help with business growth, regulatory support, retail enhancement as well as opportunities for networking and training with like-minded colleagues.
We also offer industry leading terms and additional quarterly loyalty rebates on generic and PI purchases. Access to competitive pricing is available via various schemes including monthly bulk tender, Avibuyer and Avispecials.
Q:What is Aviplus?
A: is our enhanced membership service offering personal support to members. We support members to build their businesses, navigate regulatory challenges, reinvigorate retail as well as offering exceptional training opportunities for the whole pharmacy team.
Q:When do I start receiving my benefits?
A:As soon as you become a member, you will be able to benefit from improved trading terms from our suppliers and spends start counting towards the Avicenna loyalty bonus. You will have full access to the member section of our website including free SOPs, Flu training and PGDs you will also receive updates and be invited to our social and networking events.
Q:Is there a joining fee and a membership subscription?
A:There is no joining fee.
• Unlock your Avicenna membership for less than £1 a day to access Avicenna benefits and services. The subscription fee is held for the fifth year running and costs £400 + VAT per year, You can save £40 off this by paying by Direct Debit £360 + VAT.
• We offer special deals for groups of three or more pharmacies, for more information about this and how Avicenna can work for you, please contact your PBM or email membersupport@Avicenna.org
• Refer a friend for membership and receive £150!
Q:I belong to another buying group. Will this affect my Avicenna membership?
A:The more you spend with us, the more you will benefit.
Q:Are there any networking opportunities as part of Avicenna?
A:Yes, we hold regular regional member meetings and training sessions across the country, which are a great opportunity for networking and meeting other Avicenna members.
Q:How do I join?
A:Please complete our online contact form and our dedicated Member Support Team will contact you directly.
Q:Does Avicenna have a Confidentiality Agreement covering access to the safe haven within a member’s pharmacy by Avicenna staff?
A:Yes. All of our staff members who visit member’s pharmacies have signed a confidentiality agreement stating that they understand and agree to abide by the IG/GDPR and Data protection requirements in regards to patient data.