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Phlo Insights

Welcome to Phlo Insights; a series of articles written by members of the Phlo Digital Pharmacy team providing insights into the world of digital health.

Coronavirus: The Three-Tier System Explained

As the government is imposing new restrictions, we've explained the new three-tier system in simple terms, so that you can stay informed about new COVID restrictions in your area.

How Investing in Phlo’s Crowdfund Works
Nadeem Sarwar
Everything you need to about convertible investing, and joining Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s 2020 crowdfund hosted on the Crowdcube platform.
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An Interview with Nadeem Sarwar – Founder & CEO of Phlo
Mairead Quigley
In this interview, Nadeem Sarwar shares his vision for Phlo, talks about Phlo's crowdfunding campaign and exciting new features coming soon to our online pharmacy.
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Taking antidepressants: what should I know?
Cristian Halati
Taking antidepressants can be a big decision - being informed is essential. This blog covers the most important things to know before starting your treatment.
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Generic vs. brand-name medication: what is the difference?
Cristian Halati
In this blog piece we discuss the differences between generic and brand medication, how generic medicines are marketed and whether their efficacy is similar to brand medication.
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We’re Crowdfunding! Invest in Phlo
Cristian Halati
Phlo is crowdfunding! Pre-registration for this fantastic opportunity has now gone live. Learn more and join us on our journey to build the future of pharmacy in the UK.
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Meet the Team - Lauren Nicholson
Cristian Halati
Meet Lauren Nicholson, Chief Financial Officer at Phlo. Lauren talks about her role at Phlo, the benefits of investing in Phlo via our upcoming crowdfunding campaign, her core values and much more!
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Meet the Team - Gregor Lennie
Cristian Halati
Meet Gregor Lennie, Full Stack Developer at Phlo. Gregor speaks about his transition from scientist to software developer and current role at Phlo, his views on the digital health landscape, his core values, passions and more!
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The future of Pharmacy: The benefits of our real-time, same-day, delivery service.
Cristian Halati
In this blog piece we discuss the benefits of our our same-day, real-time delivery service and why it is different from other online pharmacies.
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Dietary fibre: why it’s important and how to get more into your diet
Cristian Halati
In this blog we discuss the health benefits of dietary fibre and share the most common fibre-rich foods that you can incorporate into your diet for a healthier lifestyle.
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Coronavirus: The Three-Tier System Explained
As the government is imposing new restrictions, we've explained the new three-tier system in simple terms, so that you can stay informed about new COVID restrictions in your area.
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Taking antidepressants: what should I know?
Taking antidepressants can be a big decision - being informed is essential. This blog covers the most important things to know before starting your treatment.
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An Interview with Nadeem Sarwar – Founder & CEO of Phlo
In this interview, Nadeem Sarwar shares his vision for Phlo, talks about Phlo's crowdfunding campaign and exciting new features coming soon to our online pharmacy.
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How Investing in Phlo’s Crowdfund Works
Everything you need to about convertible investing, and joining Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s 2020 crowdfund hosted on the Crowdcube platform.
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Meet the Team - Lauren Nicholson
Meet Lauren Nicholson, Chief Financial Officer at Phlo. Lauren talks about her role at Phlo, the benefits of investing in Phlo via our upcoming crowdfunding campaign, her core values and much more!
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We’re Crowdfunding! Invest in Phlo
Phlo is crowdfunding! Pre-registration for this fantastic opportunity has now gone live. Learn more and join us on our journey to build the future of pharmacy in the UK.
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Meet the Team - Gregor Lennie
Meet Gregor Lennie, Full Stack Developer at Phlo. Gregor speaks about his transition from scientist to software developer and current role at Phlo, his views on the digital health landscape, his core values, passions and more!
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Generic vs. brand-name medication: what is the difference?
In this blog piece we discuss the differences between generic and brand medication, how generic medicines are marketed and whether their efficacy is similar to brand medication.
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Meet the Team - Michael Sam-Yorke
Meet Phlo’s Pharmacy Manager, Michael Sam-Yorke. Michael speaks about his role at Phlo, talks about what it takes to succeed in a digital health landscape, and shares his thoughts on what makes Phlo different.
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Dietary fibre: why it’s important and how to get more into your diet
In this blog we discuss the health benefits of dietary fibre and share the most common fibre-rich foods that you can incorporate into your diet for a healthier lifestyle.
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The future of Pharmacy: The benefits of our real-time, same-day, delivery service.
In this blog piece we discuss the benefits of our our same-day, real-time delivery service and why it is different from other online pharmacies.
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Why Sleep is Important and How to Sleep Better
This blog explores the consequences of sleep deprivation and discusses common strategies that we can apply to optimise our sleep for a healthier, happier and longer life.
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COVID-19 and face masks: Essential information
This blog covers essential information on Government regulations around the wearing of face masks in public. We cover tips for choosing a suitable face mask, where you need to wear one, wearing a face mask correctly and caring for your mask.
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Meet the Team – Katie Beaton
Meet Katie Beaton, Product Lead at Phlo. Katie talks about the importance of being a people person, having belief in the product, how each day at Phlo is different, and much more!
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Phlo Digital Pharmacy and your personal information
This blog discusses what data we ask for when you register with Phlo as a patient, how we access and use it, and how we take care of your data and privacy.
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Is coffee healthy? Top 5 health benefits of coffee
This blog dives into the relationship between coffee consumption and human health, listing the top 5 health benefits that coffee lovers can enjoy.
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Medication Non-Adherence: Definition, Causes and Consequences
In this blog we define the concept of medication adherence, explain what non-adherence means for you, list some of the common causes and discuss how Phlo helps our patients adhere to their medication.
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Meet the Team - Hannah Cairns
Our Meet the Team series continues! This week we meet Hannah May Cairns, UX UI Designer at Phlo Digital Pharmacy. Hannah talks about her role, the creative process, how she approaches building an intuitive digital experience, and shares her thoughts on the importance of Phlo in current times.
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Ordering with Phlo Digital Pharmacy
In this blog piece we showcase the process our patients follow to order their medication with Phlo. Designed with the patient in mind, the ordering process is simple and quick, ensuring that all Phlo patients can order their medication with ease.
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NHS Test & Trace
As the UK moves out of lockdown a key strategy to help combat the spread of COVID-19 is the implementation of a test and trace system. In this blog Phlo breaks down what this is and how it will be applied in England.
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Why do we need a picture of your ID? 
Patient safety is a paramount consideration for everyone at Phlo. In this insights piece we discuss why we need a copy of your photo ID before you can use our pharmacy service plus the steps we take to protect sensitive data.
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Phlo: What do our patients think?
Phlo Digital Pharmacy launched in October 2019 with the aim of creating the pharmacy of the future, today. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to make accessing medication easy, delivering your meds when and where you need them. In this blog our patients tell us why they signed up to Phlo.
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Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s Top Tips on Working from Home
We’ve turned to the Phlo team and asked them to share their top tips when working from home, as well as their personal experiences with remote working.
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Working from Home: Top Tips for Employers 
Phlo Digital Pharmacy has teamed up with Welbot which is an innovative, evidence based corporate workplace wellness platform designed to improve employee health and wellbeing whilst in the office or when working remotely from home.
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Meet the Team - James Maciver
At Phlo Digital Pharmacy we are fortunate to have a team who are always looking for ways to improve the patient experience. Our team consistently challenges the way pharmacy works and what the sector should like in the future. This week we meet James Mciver, Tech Lead at Phlo Digital Pharmacy. James shares his thoughts on how tech and health go hand in hand, and why a collaborative workplace is vital.
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Anticipating mental health issues in a pandemic 
With the global spread of the Covid-19 virus and the majority of businesses either closing or moving to a fully remote set up overnight; our mental health has arguably never been placed under so much strain. Phlo Digital Pharmacy has teamed up with the workplace wellness platform Welbot to discuss mental health issues during a pandemic.
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Top tips for combating hay fever without a prescription
Sneezing, itchy eyes, nose running – hay fever season has kicked off and that means some of us need to take action. If you’re suffering this season, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are Phlo Digital Pharmacy's top tips for managing hay fever without the need for a prescription.
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Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s Top Tips for managing mental health during Covid-19
In recent times mental health has been discussed more openly and with a greater degree of understanding across society. During the unique circumstances of Coronavirus and lockdown, it's important to be aware of some of the elements that can influence our mental health. Here are Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s top tips on how to manage mental health during these unique times.
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Remote working for pharmacy
For any company in the current situation, having an ability to adapt is essential in order to sustain and grow your operations. Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. Jonathan Forbes shares some insights into recent developments which have ensured our patients’ continue to receive the medication they need. 
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Nationwide Prescription Delivery
Phlo is the digital pharmacy that delivers medication directly to your doorstep, safety and securely. Signing up takes just a few minutes and delivery is free across England. If you’re registered with a GP in England, you’re ready to go! Forget about pharmacy queues – enjoy never having to worry about getting your medication ever again!
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Contactless delivery
At Phlo, we do contactless deliveries in order to keep both our patients and our drivers safe during these uncertain times. Find out what contactless deliveries means for you and the process we follow.
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Registering With Phlo Digital Pharmacy 
In this blog piece we showcase the simple process our users follow to sign up with Phlo. This process has been specially designed to ensure any user can join with as little effort as possible.
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COVID-19 Lockdown | What do I need to do
The status of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK is changing on a daily basis. Phlo Digital Pharmacy, want to ensure this information is shared as widely as possible. 
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COVID-19 | Essential information
With the global spread of COVID-19 it is essential to understand the steps you can take to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Phlo Online Digital Pharmacy - Pharmacy Glossary
We know that pharmacy terms can be confusing, and our aim is to make your life simple, so we have created a glossary of terms to help you with some of the pharmacy jargon you may not be familiar with.
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How can you tell if a digital online pharmacy is safe to use?
In this post, our Pharmacist Pritesh explains what to look out for to show if a digital pharmacy's operating legally and safely.
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Pharmacy in the 1920’s versus the 2020’s: how things have changed over the last century
This week we take a look at the difference between pharmacies in the 1920's and modern day pharmacies.
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Phlo Digital Pharmacy Top 5 Productivity And Money Saving Apps For 2020
Find out about the top time and money-saving apps for 2020 that Phlo team members recommend.
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Meet the Pharmacist - Chandni
Meet Chandni, Pharmacist and UX designer at Phlo Digital Pharmacy. Chandni tells us her reasons behind becoming a Pharmacist, as well as sharing just how important patient feedback is to Phlo.
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Meet the Pharmacist - Prabhjit
In this interview, Phlo’s Superintendent Pharmacist Prabjit Jassal talks about the ins and outs of being a pharmacist at the forefront of the industry, a digital healthcare tech company. Prab talks about becoming a pharmacist, making the leap into the tech industry, the dynamics of working for a digital pharmacy and where the industry is heading in the future.
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