The PDA Union and Boots UK agree a pay settlement for store-based pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.
The employers behind a second pharmacy apprenticeship proposal have identified themselves.
Boots UK has begun trialling an in-store video service giving patients access to GP consultations.
Boots customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have their prescriptions delivered by electric vehicles.
Boots is trialling technology that will allow patients who cannot speak English to access its services.
The PDAU says it has secured pay increases and improved terms for pharmacists working at Boots from November 1.
Pharmacies are to offer a fast track service to women who suspect they have a urinary tract infection.
Boots will roll out a cystitis test and treat service to nearly 300 UK stores.
With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.
Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) decided not to add pharmacists to a list of occupations eligible for relaxed rules around hiring non-EU workers
The service consists of a consultation with a pharmacist, who will scan the customer’s skin using an imaging device and send the image to a dermatologist
Boots UK’s pre-tax profits fell dramatically in the year to August 2018, dropping £100m from £498m to £398m, the latest Companies House report shows
The makers of a HIV self testing kit say they hope launching their product on Boots shelves will be a “turning point” in encouraging more to get tested
A study commissioned by Boots UK has found “high prophylactic use of antibiotics” in UK care facilities prompting calls to offer staff better training
A 2017 pilot was well received, with some saying it had been greatly beneficial to their day-to-day functioning and improved their overall outlook
The gender pay gap across the major UK pharmacy multiples does not appear to have shifted significantly, according to the latest company reports
Asking patients to acknowledge that failure to take prescribed medicines endangers their health may improve adherence
Pharmacy technicians working for Boots are to have half the cost of professional body membership covered
Detection rates in pharmacy are comparable to GP practices and offer a similar cost per test, a study suggests