Alitam Group CEO Feisal Nahaboo is interviewed by the BBC about his plans to create a chain of UK 'super pharmacies'
Entrepreneur Feisal Nahaboo has been interviewed on the BBC about his £1billion plan to launch the Pharmacy of the Future.
Speaking to BBC Radio, Nahaboo – the founder and CEO of the Alitam Group – said that he wishes to transform the “under-utilised” pharmacy sector and by so doing turn the UK’s healthcare system from remedial to preventative.
Under the £1billion plan, the Alitam Group – one of the UK and Ireland’s largest pharmacy groups with more than 100 High Street stores – will bring a range of healthcare services, including cosmetic procedures and dental treatments under one roof by 2032.
The scheme will see dentists, opticians, physiologists, nurses and pharmacists working side-by-side in around 500 so-called ‘super pharmacies’.
Feisal Nahaboo, CEO and founder of the Alitam Group, is one of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs and businessmen.
Under entrepreneur Feisal Nahaboo’s £1billion plan for the Pharmacy of the Future, 500 so-called ‘super pharmacies’ will be created across the UK and Ireland, transforming the UK’s healthcare system from remedial to preventative.
In addition to prescriptions and over-the-counter treatments, customers will be able to access eye and blood pressure tests, dental check-ups, minor eye surgery, facelifts, and routine cosmetic dentistry.
It means that customers could, theoretically, receive a full-body MOT while they wait for a prescription.
Basic medical treatment will still be available for free on the NHS, whilst dental and cosmetic treatments will be less than half the price of private clinics.
Nahaboo says that the ambitious plan will see the “humble pharmacy” become the UK’s primary caregiver within 10 years, modernising and rebuilding the healthcare system from the ground up.
The interview can currently be heard on the BBC Sounds website, from 36.04 to 49.55.
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