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NHS investigating 44 pharmacies over pandemic delivery payments

The NHS is writing to 44 pharmacies in England over their 'unexpectedly' high payment claims for delivering medicines during the pandemic.   

Walgreens COO to leave role and return to UK

Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay is to step down in Mid-May, according to a Bloomberg report.

Work starts on independent hub & spoke facility in Leeds

Work on a large-scale dispensing hub for independent pharmacies is to start “immediately,” HubRx has said. 

Lung health taskforce asks public to share data

The Taskforce for Lung Health is aiming to raise awareness of the launch of its Lung Health Data Tracker.

Boots strikes five-year deal with digital services provider

Boots and Cegedim have struck a new five-year digital services deal.

Police investigating theft of medicines from pharmacy

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating a robbery at a pharmacy in Portadown on Wednesday morning (April 28). 

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

Nine PDA Union reps appointed at LloydsPharmacy

Nine PDA Union representatives have been appointed for LloydsPharmacy following a voluntary agreement between the multiple and the union. 

RPS could lease out office space at London HQ

The Society has said it is "re-evaluating" the use of its London headquarters and is actively considering renting out office space.

Guidance on reporting medicines shortages updated

New guidance clarifies the obligations on suppliers in Regulation 28 and 29 of the Health Service Products Regulations 2018.

Class 2 recall for Ennogen Pharma trimethoprim 200mg tablets

100mg tablets found in sealed packs of trimethoprim 200mg 

ACBS sets out criteria for ONS to be listed in the Drug Tariff

Only 'standard' 125 and 200ml packs to be included in Tariff in the future - all other sizes to be de-listed.

Avicenna hits 135 branches with purchase of Welsh group

Avicenna has acquired the largest independent pharmacy group in Wales to take its total number of branches to 135.

Pharmacy group delivers Covid vaccine at PureGym

PureGym has joined forces with a Midlands-based pharmacy group to administer Covid vaccines.

Pneumovax 23 out of stock until mid-May

Supplies of Pneumovax 23 pre-filled syringes will be out of stock until the middle of next month.

Group adds fourth pharmacy to portfolio for £575k

Tuffour Pharm Group Ltd has taken its portfolio of pharmacies to four after buying Woodbridge Pharmacy in Suffolk. 

Drug supply chains holding up post Brexit says DH

There has been a lower than expected level of disruption to the medicines supply chain since the end of the withdrawal period on January 1 says DHSC.

Pharmacies to target 50-64 year old cohort in 2021/22 flu programme

Pharmacies should plan flu vaccines orders for 2021/22 on the basis of meeting at least the numbers of vaccinations achieved this year.

Free PPE provision extended to March 2022

The government is extending the provision of free Covid-19 PPE to health and social care providers until the end of March 2022.

Improving Boots performance ‘a top priority’ for WBA

Boots UK parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has said turning around the fortunes of the struggling multiple will be one of its “top priorities”. 

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