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Clinical services centre stage in landmark 5-year funding deal

Community pharmacy has its first multi-year funding settlement, but funding is fixed at current levels of £2.592bn per year.  

App to help patients book community pharmacy services

A patient health app is to extend its appointment booking feature to include community pharmacy services.

Pharmacy2U: We have cost NHS £5m less over 5 years

Pharmacy2U said it has been paid £5m less in NHS fees than community pharmacies.

NHS to test first subscription payment model

The subscription-style model will pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for access to medicines.

NPA: Check status of CBD products or risk insurance cover

NPA members must ascertain the contents of any CBD products they intend to sell or risk losing their indemnity.

Boots and PDAU sign first union agreement

With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.

Avicenna to be wholly acquired by Juno Health Ltd

Avicenna sells its entire issued share capital to the healthcare company Juno Health Ltd.

LloydsPharmacy parent appoints new chief retail officer

McKesson UK appoints former retail pharmacy operations director of Boots as its new chief retail officer.

No deal Brexit back in DHSC spotlight

DHSC warns the main risk to the supply of medicines remains the likely bottlenecks at the short straits crossings.

Generic prices double between manufacturer and reimbursement

Average manufacturer selling prices for readily available generics are around half the Drug Tariff price, says BGMA commissioned report.

Support your local pharmacy says Numark

Numark campaign encourages pharmacists to highlight why patients should support their local pharmacy and not go online.

Boots plans to axe over 200 stores

Boots is targeting 200 loss-making pharmacies for closure but locations are yet to be confirmed.

Boots unveils new format flagship store

The new store in Covent Garden includes prescription collection lockers, express pick-up lanes, extra consultation areas and a redesigned beauty hall  

Well Pharmacy CEO to retire

Well Pharmacy CEO John Nuttall is to retire on September 30.

John Bell & Croyden offers health scanning service

The London pharmacy claims its new 3D scanning service can identify whether organs are functioning correctly.

Boots paper switch

Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.

No conclusive evidence of hub and spoke benefits in pharmacy

The NPA's Gareth Jones said its research on hub and spoke failed to provide evidence on cost, increased capacity or safety.

McKesson UK acquires Echo

McKesson UK has announced its acquisition of Echo, a UK online prescription fulfilment business.

Revenue up, profits down at Superdrug

Superdrug recorded nearly £1.3 billion in total revenue last year although it saw pre-tax profits drop to £88.3 million.

Sigma’s Bharat Shah appointed CBE

Shah was appointed a CBE for services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.

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