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Well appoints new superintendent pharmacist

Deputy steps up into superintendent role after 16 years with the company. 

Lloyds offers free type 2 diabetes tests for one week

LloydsPharmacy branches across the UK have today started offering free Type 2 diabetes tests. 

Contractors asked to attend representation webinar

Community pharmacy contractors and other sector stakeholders are being invited to take part in the RSG's webinar this evening.

Diamorphine hydrochloride out of stock

The PSNC said 5mg stock is unavailable until late June and 10mg will be out of stock until early July.

Pharmacy data standards updated to reflect GP integration

Six more services added to data standard for community pharmacy to support quick and safe transfer of data across the system.

Cambrian Alliance announces new generics agreement

The Cambrian Alliance Group have announced a new supply agreement for generics and PI medicines with Target Healthcare.

Company claims it can help pharmacies compete with Amazon

A company specialising in electronic retail point-of-sale systems says it can help bricks-and-mortar pharmacies compete with Amazon.

Eight more Well branches deliver Covid vaccines

Well Pharmacy has begun rolling out Covid vaccinations from another eight branches, taking the total number to 20. 

Illegally traded medicines seized in global crackdown

Some 113,000 websites operating illegally in the UK were removed or had their URLs blocked as part of Operation Pangea.

GP CPCS referrals rolled out across North West by autumn

GP CPCS referrals will be rolled out to 30 per cent of primary care networks in the North West of England by autumn this year.

Avicenna seeks to sell freehold on 15 branches

The freehold on 15 pharmacies recently acquired by Avicenna will be up for auction next week. 

Scottish pharmacies get £1k for Covid premises adjustments

Every community pharmacy contractor in Scotland will receive £1,000 for adjustments made to their pharmacies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

P2U partners with Royal Mail on same-day deliveries

Pharmacy2U has announced it is partnering with Royal Mail to provide same-day deliveries for “some” products. 

Question mark over pharmacy early payment scheme

The future of the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme is “under consideration,” the PSNC has said.

Well completes acquisition of pharmacy in South Wales

Well Pharmacy has continued its recent acquisition of community pharmacies by completing the purchase of one in South Wales.

AmerisourceBergen completes deal to acquire Alliance Healthcare

The American wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corporation has today completed a deal to acquire Alliance Healthcare.

Rowlands MD to step down in August

Rowlands managing director Mark Bather will step down in August having decided to retire.  

PSNC postpones elections to allow RSG to complete its work

PSNC has postponed the elections for its 13 independent contractor regional representatives until early 2023.

Diabetes type 2 patients can benefit from low carb diet

The report found beneficial effects from following a lower carbohydrate diet, such as an improvement in blood sugar management.

London LPC chief stands down after 26 years

Hemant Patel has stepped down as secretary of North East London’s Local Pharmaceutical Committee after 26 years in post. 

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