Pharmacies – 2011 Rating
Posted by Lucinda Gall September 27th 2016
Need a refill on your medication, or something to sooth the common cold? We’ve compared New Zealand pharmacy brands to get you at your best again.
* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order.
Canstar Blue research finalised in August 2016, published in August 2016.
Amcal received a top rating of five stars for overall satisfaction for pharmacies, while Care Chemist and Unichem followed with four stars and Life Pharmacy and Radius Pharmacy received three.
Kiwis sought medical advice over the counter rather than from a GP
Nearly two thirds of New Zealanders sought out medical advice from their pharmacist instead of visiting their local doctor, our latest survey reveals. Older Kiwis were nearly ten percent more likely than Generation Y respondents to look to their pharmacist for health advice, and women were more likely to seek advice than men. Geographically, locals of Dunedin took advantage of the free medical advice at their local pharmacy more often than Kiwis from other cities. Based on our latest results, the recipient of our most satisfied customers award for pharmacies, Amcal, have shown they’re up to the task of taking care of Kiwis. The well-known pharmacy brand received five stars for various criteria including overall satisfaction, advice provided and availability of pharmacist (a rating they shared with Unichem). Care Chemist, Unichem, Life Pharmacy and Radius Pharmacy were also rated.