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New PMR first to receive NHS accreditation in 10 years

Invatech Health's newly accredited Titan PMR is now available to pharmacies in England and Wales.

Drug firm coughs up £8m to competition watchdog in UK first

A pharmaceutical company has offered to pay the NHS £8m following an investigation into suspected collusion.

Give pharmacies same business rate support as GPs, says Lloyds chief

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company has hit out at government business rates.

Register with MYS to claim PQS payments, says PSNC

Community pharmacy contractors in England are being told by PSNC that they need to register for the MYS application.

‘Doubling’ rent cost leads to LloydsPharmacy branch closing

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company criticises the doubling of rent on one of its branches.

Boots trials translation technology in five stores

Boots is trialling technology that will allow patients who cannot speak English to access its services.  

Select Committee highlights risks of disruption from no deal Brexit

A disorderly no deal would disrupt the UK’s chemical and pharmaceutical supply chains overnight.

LloydsPharmacy parent company sees profits tumble

LloydsPharmacy’s parent company singles out NHS “underfunding” and falling prescription numbers as challenges.

Numark launches online hub for health campaigns

Independent pharmacy chain Numark has launched an online hub to help its members deliver health campaigns in their stores.

Lloyds parent company: ‘We believe pharmacies will close’

McKesson UK chief Toby Anderson said the new settlement is “neither as good as we hoped nor as bad as we feared.”

DHSC claims better medicines pricing data

The DHSC has said the data it collects on medicines prices has improved since new regulations came into force.

Final drug concession list released on July 26

The DHSC released the final list of price concessions for this month on July 26.

Drug companies “carved up the market” alleges watchdog

AMCo, Morningside and Alliance Healthcare have been accused of illegal market sharing over nitrofurantoin.

PDAU claims improved terms for Boots pharmacists

The PDAU says it has secured pay increases and improved terms for pharmacists working at Boots from November 1.

Clinical services centre stage in landmark 5-year funding deal

Community pharmacy has its first multi-year funding settlement, but funding is fixed at current levels of £2.592bn per year.  

App to help patients book community pharmacy services

A patient health app is to extend its appointment booking feature to include community pharmacy services.

Pharmacy2U: We have cost NHS £5m less over 5 years

Pharmacy2U said it has been paid £5m less in NHS fees than community pharmacies.

Boots rolls out cystitis test to nearly 300 UK stores

Boots will roll out a cystitis test and treat service to nearly 300 UK stores.

NHS to test first subscription payment model

The subscription-style model will pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for access to medicines.

NPA: Check status of CBD products or risk insurance cover

NPA members must ascertain the contents of any CBD products they intend to sell or risk losing their indemnity.

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