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Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

BGMA chief defends generics price concession system

BGMA director general Warwick Smith has defended the concessionary drug price system.

AIM: IR35 tax rules could force pharmacies to close

Plans to change the tax rules for UK contract workers could have “far-reaching consequences” for community pharmacies.

Cutting costs leads to profit boost for Lloyds parent company

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson saw a 16 per cent profit rise in its European division in the most recent financial quarter.

Pharmacy2U application for 7m dispensing site refused by NHS

The NHS refuses Pharmacy2U’s application to have a new dispensing facility in Leicester included on the pharmaceutical list.

TM success at Avicenna awards

Training Matters (TM) has won the award for Best Educational Support at the Avicenna Media Awards 2019.

Changes to Avicenna leadership team

Pharmacy support group Avicenna has announced changes to its leadership team.

Sigma donates medical supplies to Ugandan hospitals

Sigma has donated medical goods which will be distributed to hospitals in a deprived part of Uganda.

Squeezed margins ‘the biggest threat facing pharmacy’ in 2020

Pressures on gross margins are the biggest threat facing community pharmacies in 2020, according to a new survey.

Lloyds to charge £25 for new health check service

LloydsPharmacy has launched a new private health check service that includes a blood pressure and BMI check.

PSNC pushing for further investment

PSNC will not wait for annual review to put case for further investment.

New FP10 forms circulated to prevent penalty charges

NHSBSA has begun issuing new prescription forms and tokens to make it easier to check patients' exemption status.

Pharmacy owner’s son jailed for selling controlled drugs

A pharmacy worker has been jailed for six years for illegally selling controlled drugs he purchased through his mother’s pharmacy.

Boots pharmacists secure 7.6% pay increase

The pay rise, which starts next month, will see pharmacists earn £36,600 based on a 40-hour week.

Two of three accused companies admit price collusion

Two of three accused drug companies admit their part in an alleged anti-competitive agreement.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

Amazon is seeking to trademark the name ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Canada and Australia.

Entries now open for the RoE Awards 2020

The only national awards exclusively for community pharmacy support staff is back and nominations and entries are now open. 

Boris Johnson pays a visit to local pharmacy

Prime minister Boris Johnson visited a community pharmacy in his local constituency last Friday.

CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

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