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Sheffield pharmacy claims it is first to go fully paperless

Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield claims it has become the first pharmacy in the UK to go paperless, having switched to a cloud-based system.

NPA concerned about Pharmacy2U advertising tactics

NPA members are concerned about Pharmacy2U's “potentially misleading advertising" on the ES directory. 

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

PCT Healthcare acquires Murray’s pharmacy group

Peak Pharmacy parent company PCT Healthcare acquired the Murray’s pharmacy group on Monday March 15.

Roz Brewer succeeds Pessina as WBA chief executive

Stefano Pessina who moves to the role of executive chairman of the board of WBA.

Superdrug launches home test kit for UTIs

Superdrug Online Doctor has launched a £9.99 test and treat service for urinary tract infections in partnership with medtech company TestCard. 

Hub & spoke could be ‘stitch up’ says ex pharmacy minister

Allowing hub and spoke dispensing to operate across separate pharmacy businesses could have “unintended consequences" says Steve Brine. 

Five arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs online

Five people are suspected of selling unlicensed medicines through illegal websites.  

ECHO pulls ‘invite a friend’ email over inducement 'confusion'

LloydsPharmacy parent McKesson UK has stopped an email campaign highlighting a reward scheme for patients who refer a friend.

Phoenix acquires prescription app ‘to compete with Pharmacy2U’

Phoenix UK has bought digital prescription service Co-op health in a big to “help independent pharmacies compete against the likes of Pharmacy2U”.   

LPC levies will not rise because of Wright reforms

The CCA's Stephen Thomas says LPC levies will not increase to subsidise the Wright reforms. 

No slowdown in UK investment say T&R parent

T&R's parent company unveils double digit growth, and revenues over €3 billion

Online platform helps pharmacy generate £83k turnover

A pharmacy group claims an online appointment booking service has generated almost £100,000 in turnover. 

Pharmacies urged to use non-HCP vaccinators in Covid campaign

Pharmacies should consider using staff who are not registered healthcare professionals to administer Covid vaccines, a training company has said. 

Phoenix: Budget 'a slap in the face' to pharmacies

Anderson warned that 30 to 50 per cent of pharmacies “could close in the next few years".

NHS forced to pay pharmacy advances as bank collapses

NHS BSA is in talks with the Government to protect the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme as finance company Greensill faces collapse. 

Sale of GP surgery operator sparks concern over NHS privatisation

AT Medics acquisition makes US-owned Operose largest GP surgery operator in UK.

PSNC issues Budget warning to Sunak as closures loom

PSNC writes to chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of today’s budget announcement to warn him that “many pharmacies” could be forced to close.

NPA deal with Medicspot enables pharmacies to sell Covid-19 PCR tests

Medicspot partnership will help member pharmacies comply with new guidance on supplying test kits, says NPA

Avicenna more than doubles pharmacy estate with acquisition

Pharmacy chain Avicenna has increased the size of its estate from 44 to 101 with the acquisition of Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd. 

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