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Market for pharmacies largely unaffected by pandemic

Hutchings' Scott Hayton says it's been business as usual for buyers and sellers of pharmacies during the pandemic.

Boots online sales ‘at Black Friday levels’ as footfall plummets

Boots executives have described how the company’s online business has skyrocketed while in-store retail sales have dropped by almost half.

Well to launch scheduling app for shifts and cover

Well says it will launch an app that allows its employees to schedule and manage their shifts and cover.

CMA fines three pharma companies for anti-competitive behaviour

The CMA found Amilco, Tiofarma and Aspen took part in an anti-competitive agreement on the supply of fludrocortisone. 

PSNC kicks off Covid-19 funding negotiations with Government

PSNC says the issue of ‘how and when’ cash advances totalling £370m might need to be repaid by community pharmacies will dominate talks. 

Boots job losses: ‘No impact’ on pharmacy staff

Boots UK is to axe more than 4,000 jobs and close 48 of its optician branches in a dramatic acceleration of its ‘transformation plan’.

Cambrian Alliance adds inventory function

Buying group Cambrian Alliance launches new platform designed to reduce dead stock and unnecessary inventory.

VAT change for medicines prescribed by EEA doctors

Scripts written by doctors registered in EEA countries and dispensed in the UK now zero-rated.

Government urged to scrap VAT on sunscreen

Co-operative Midcounties has called on the government to scrap VAT on sunscreen.

Lloyds embarks on restructure with possible redundancies

Hit by rising costs and falling income, LloydsPharmacy has told staff it will soon embark on a restructuring process that could spell redundancies. 

Analytics company helps pharmacies secure advanced payments

A data analytics company is offering pharmacies advanced payments on the prescriptions they will dispense.  

Facemasks make up 40% of Lloyds online sales

Facemasks accounted for 40 per cent of products sold over the LloydsPharmacy website in May, the multiple has said.

Pharmacists eligible for £20k GP partner 'golden hello'

New to Partnership Payment Scheme gives opportunity for pharmacists to become a partner at their GP practice.

Well says one million sign up to text message service

Well claims one million patients have signed up to its prescription medicine text messaging service. 

NI pharmacies get £13m funding boost for Covid services

The NI health minister has announced £13.25m to help pharmacies provide additional services during the Covid-19 crisis.

A further £20m cash advance for English pharmacies

Contractors are to receive a further £20 million cash advance at the end of June, bringing the total cash injections from Government to £370m.

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo launch delivery service

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo partnership to deliver medical essentials across the UK. 

DHSC publishes final list of concessions for June

The Department of Health and Social Care has today released the final list of price concessions for June.

Watchdog investigating pharmacies over handgel prices

The CMA has launched investigations into four retailers, including pharmacies, suspected of charging “excessive and unfair prices”.

ABPI consults on major overhaul of Code of Practice

The proposals for the Code would result in the most significant structural change in nearly 30 years.

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