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Lloyds loses key battle in PDA union talks

The CAC sides with the PDA Union on the proposed bargaining unit, rejecting Lloyds' claim that all store workers should be included. 

DHSC announces second list of November concessions today

The DHSC has today announded the second wave of price concessions for November.

Hospitals receive £16m to introduce digital prescribing

NHS Long Term Plan is to introduce digital prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024.

Lloyds demands 25% rent reduction on 300 pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK is “insisting” on a 25 per cent discount from its health centre landlords.

Number of pharmacies hits lowest point in five years

The number of community pharmacies in England dropped to its lowest level in five years by the end of March 2020.

Kar-go delivery bot begins delivery trials from Hounslow pharmacy

The autonomous vehicle is the first such vehicle to travel on roads in the UK.

Number of pre-regs to GP practices through split scheme rises

A split pre-reg scheme has increased the number of trainees to surgeries this year.

Moderna vaccine deal brings UK total secured to 355m doses

Government say Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford vaccines could be available before year end

Viatris formed with merger of Upjohn and Mylan

New company will rival Teva in global generics market.

First wave of November concessions includes Ciprofloxacin

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the first wave of concessions for November.

Boots parent suffers as Amazon Pharmacy launches in US

Stocks in Walgreens plummeted by 10 per cent today following the announcement that Amazon has launched an online pharmacy in the US.

FMD checks in Britain will cease from December 31

Community pharmacies in England, Scotland and Wales are to switch off or disconnect from their FMD systems by December 31.

Boots creates 30k ‘quiet shopping slots’ for key workers

Boots customers who wish to pick up their items when the store is less busy are now able to book ‘quiet shopping slots,’ the multiple has said.

PSNC clarifies DH comments on Covid-19 payments

The PSNC has issued a clarification concerning comments made by a Department of Health spokesperson on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies.

Most people would turn to pharmacy for Covid vaccine

The majority of people would go to a community pharmacy for a Covid vaccine, according to an NPA survey.

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

Boots settles for 6 figures with asbestos cancer sufferer

Boots UK has reached a six-figure settlement with a former supervisor who has terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.

Wholesaler talks still holding up flu jab orders

Pharmacies received guidance on Friday explaining how to order flu jabs - but are still unable to place orders. 

Boots & Lloyds parents team up for wholesale venture

The parent companies of Boots UK and LloydsPharmacy have completed the formation of a new wholesale joint venture in Germany.

Script signing requirements waived due to Covid infection risk

As of November 1, the Government has temporarily suspended the requirement for patients to sign the back of NHS prescription forms.

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