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Contractor representation report out in June

Wright Report commissioned by PSNC to come out June 19 with contractor webinar on June 29

Pharmacies get a further £50m cash advance from Government

Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50m cash advance at the end of May to help keep the sector afloat amid severe cashflow worries.

Boots uses lockdown learnings with new measures

Boots is introducing a raft of new safe shopping and working measures for its customers, patients and staff as the public returns next month to the high street.

Well launches delivery site for OTC products

Well Pharmacy says it has begun delivering some OTC medicines and other non-prescribed healthcare products to patients’ homes through a new online shopping site.

Covid-19: Pharmacies get steep bill for incomplete script forms

Community pharmacies in England have been hit with a higher than usual bill for incomplete prescription forms ‘switched’ from exempt to chargeable.

McKesson cost cutting leads to 239% rise in profits

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson has said a dramatic 239 per cent year-on-year profit rise in its European business has been driven in part by cost saving measures.

DH includes 63 drugs in first concession list for May

The first wave of drug price concessions for May were announced by the Department of Health and Social Care yesterday.

Change laws to stop pharma ‘pay for delay’ deals say economists

Systemic change is needed to stop pharmaceutical companies paying off rivals to keep cheaper generic drugs out of the market, UEA academics have warned.

Bank holiday: NHS 'not directing all pharmacies to open'

NHS England & Improvement has confirmed it will not require all pharmacies to open on the Monday May 25 bank holiday.

Well reports doubling capacity at online facility

Well Pharmacy says it has doubled capacity at its online dispensing facility in Stoke-on-Trent in the wake of high demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Superdrug antibody test sells out hours after launch

A coronavirus antibody test launched by Superdrug earlier today is already listed as unavailable on the company’s website due to high demand.

DHSC to increase medicines reimbursement prices by £15m next month

PSNC says the DHSC will increase medicine reimbursement prices by £15 million next month.

Boots says Covid-19 volunteer testing not commercial

Boots says its attempt to recruit hundreds of volunteers to conduct coronavirus testing was not a commercial activity.

Pharmacies may not have to open on May 25 bank holiday

Community pharmacies may not be required to open on the late May bank holiday, NHS England & Improvement has said.  

Alphega provides range of coronavirus support for UK members

Alphega introduces resources to help members cope during the coronavirus pandemic including face visors and mental health support.

Tesco climb down after pharmacist ‘not NHS' storm

Tesco told a pharmacist he was “not NHS” and not entitled to “jump the queue” with other key workers using its priority shopping hours.  

Pharmacies forced to spend £5.5k on Covid measures

Pharmacies have spent £5,503 on average on Covid-19 related costs before medicines spend is accounted for, a new survey shows, with deliveries and staffing costs taking a particular toll on finances.

LloydsPharmacy launches lockdown wellness videos

LloydsPharmacy is helping people during the coronavirus lockdown with a series of wellness videos.  

P2U nears 500k patients as lockdown boosts nominations

Online pharmacies have seen an increase in EPS nominations since the Government introduced lockdown measures.

GPhC should explain rise in premises fees, says PDA

The PDA has urged the GPhC to explain the rationale behind its increased registration fee of £365 for pharmacy premises.

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