Well Pharmacy expects to dispense about 43.2 million prescriptions annually via a central hub based in Stoke-on-Trent.
The team behind an online job booking platform for locum healthcare professionals have secured £1m in equity funding.
The public should be encouraged to make greater use of digital health technologies, the PAGB has said.
Boots is trialling technology that will allow patients who cannot speak English to access its services.
A patient health app is to extend its appointment booking feature to include community pharmacy services.
Boots UK is introducing a number of changes aimed at making it more convenient for patients to obtain their prescriptions, including an online service
The Co-op said it plans to “disrupt” healthcare and grow the online prescription market as it launched a new app that is available to its 4.6 million members