Day Lewis Pharmacy is one of the UK & Europe’s largest independent pharmacy chains, providing essential healthcare to communities across England.
Founded by the late Kirit Patel MBE and his brother JC Patel in 1975, with the purchase of their very first pharmacy in Southborough, the Day Lewis Group has grown to over 260 pharmacies in the UK today. The family business is now led by highly experience management team that includes Kirit’s children, Jay, Rupa and Sam Patel, supported by his brother J.C. Patel.
Throughout its dynamic history in community pharmacy, Day Lewis has advanced from being a traditional retail pharmacy business, dispensing medication and offering retail products, into a patient-orientated service provider.
We are committed to our core purpose of helping people in the community to stay healthy and feel better.
Our patients’ needs are at the centre of our business, and through our core values we aim to provide accessible healthcare to the local communities that we are a part of. We work hard to ensure we are there to help diagnose, manage, prevent, and treat all your healthcare needs, along with providing expert health care and lifestyle advice.
Fulfilling over 25 million prescriptions in the UK each year, Day Lewis is #NotJustAPharmacy. Our teams are highly skilled to support the residents of the communities that they are part of. We provide a wide range of NHS services, travel clinics, vaccinations and private services. Some services may vary due to the needs of local communities.
As well as a strong retail pharmacy base, the Group contains a central distribution division, with 5 warehouses equipped with full Knapp automation, supplying 6000 pharmaceutical products to its retail pharmacies in the UK.
The success of the group has been largely attributed to its employees and its organisational culture.
The success of the group has been largely attributed to its employees and its organisational culture. The company’s core purpose is “To help people in the community stay healthy and feel better”. Further, the Group has a strong set of core values which are:
Day Lewis aspires to grow through acquisitions whilst still maintaining its independence and family culture. In 2022, the Group heavily invested in further warehouse space to allow central dispensing, taking significant workload off pharmacy teams allowing them to focus more on serving the needs of patients.
The group have introduced 3 robots to our central pharmacy, dispensing over 630,000 trays dossette boxes, and counting. Day Lewis continuously looks to improve existing processes to move forwards.