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Three-quarters of pharmacies accessing RTEC

Over three-quarters of pharmacy organisations are now able to access real time exemption checking.

Wright review engagement events this week

The Review Steering Group taking forward the reforms proposed in the Wright review is holding events this week to update contractors and LPCs, starting tonight.

Goodwill values rise in buoyant pharmacy sales market

Goodwill values up at 83p in the pound after three years of steep decline although profit margins remain down

Pressure on Government over Covid costs ramps up

APPG cross-party letter sees “dozens of MPs and peers from all parties” wading into the pharmacy funding row, according to the Sunday Times.

Boots profits fell by 254% in 2019-20

The 2019-20 financial year saw Boots' profits fall by more than 250 per cent compared to the previous year according to a Companies House report.

Northern Ireland govt starts clawing back Covid pharmacy funds

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are to begin repaying a £35m Covid advance from the Government from this month onwards. 

Lloyds updates locum booking policy after EHC controversy

Lloyds superintendent says company has updated its locum booking system after high profile incidents where patients were refused EHC.

Garry Myers resigns from PSNC

PSNC seeking a new regional representative for East Midlands and South Yorkshire following resignation of Garry Myers after 16 years in the post.

Numark and Rowlands branches pilot heart health service

The service will give people a heart age score and cardiovascular risk assessment based on height, weight, blood pressure and BMI.

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

Repaglinide back in stock but Voriconazole supplies delayed

The PSNC has reported that Repaglinide 1mg and 2mg tablets are back in stock.

Sigma starts providing lateral flow tests to pharmacies

Community pharmacies can now order lateral flow tests from Sigma Pharmaceuticals to use as part of the Pharmacy Collect service.

Boots launches £65 home PCR test for holidaymakers

Boots UK has launched a £65 home-use PCR coronavirus test aimed at those looking to travel abroad this summer. 

Alliance Healthcare trains up mental health first aiders

Alliance Healthcare has trained some of its staff to provide employees with mental health support.

GSK fined £22m over paroxetine ‘pay for delay’ deal

A tribunal has upheld a previous finding that GlaxoSmithKline paid generic drugs companies £50m to delay bringing paroxetine to the market.

PDA membership fees now tax deductable

Members can claim tax relief on fees back to 6 April 2018.

Walgreens COO to leave role and return to UK

Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay is to step down in Mid-May, according to a Bloomberg report.

NHS investigating 44 pharmacies over pandemic delivery payments

The NHS is writing to 44 pharmacies in England over their 'unexpectedly' high payment claims for delivering medicines during the pandemic.   

Boots strikes five-year deal with digital services provider

Boots and Cegedim have struck a new five-year digital services deal.

Work starts on independent hub & spoke facility in Leeds

Work on a large-scale dispensing hub for independent pharmacies is to start “immediately,” HubRx has said. 

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