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NHS to trial anti-cholesterol jab in pioneering collaboration with Novartis

NHS will conduct trials of as yet unlicensed inclisiran in bid to cut deaths from heart disease.

Alliance Healthcare launches new online ordering service

Wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has launched a new digital service to help customers order products online.

Bristol pharmacy awarded by cancer charity

Abbotswood Pharmacy in Yate, Bristol, won the 2019 Pancreatic Cancer Action Pharmacy of the Year Award.

Pharmacy2U posts £16m loss for 2018-19

Pharmacy2U's revenue for the year ending March 2019 went up to £60.7m while registered patients rose to 331,000.

Boots has shut 28 stores out of a planned 200

Boots had closed 28 stores out of a planned 200 by the end of November, its parent company has revealed.

Lloyds axes 60 stores due to “exceptionally challenging” year

LloydsPharmacy closed or sold 60 branches last year amid an “exceptionally challenging” business climate.

GPhC eyes 40% fee hike for pharmacies

The GPhC is proposing to raise its yearly registration and renewal fees for pharmacy premises from £262 to £365.

Pharmacy in Halifax petrol bombed

A community pharmacy in Halifax was petrol bombed in the early hours of Friday night (January 3).

Boots pharmacists ‘happier with company’s approach to pay’

A survey has found Boots pharmacists are more satisfied with the company’s approach to pay since PDAU recognition.

Boots and PHE team up to launch health questionnaire

Boots and Public Health England launch a questionnaire to help people understand how they can lead healthier lives.

Pharmacy is first UK business to be fined under GDPR

A London pharmacy delivering medicines to customers and care homes is the first UK business to be fined under GDPR.

2019 tops the table for unpaid locum fees

PDA helps locums recover a record £50,000 in unpaid fess in 2019.

Contract applications go online

PCSE putting contract application paperwork online.

SSP payments added to Schedule of Payments

Schedule of Payment updated to include SSP and new CPCF payments.

Well to dispense 43 million prescriptions from central hub

Well Pharmacy expects to dispense about 43.2 million prescriptions annually via a central hub based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

Locum app secures £1m in growth funding

The team behind an online job booking platform for locum healthcare professionals have secured £1m in equity funding.

Final November drug concession announced on December 3

The Department of Health and Social Care issued the final price concession for November - on December 3.

Contractors “losing tens of thousands” over EPS claims

Some contractors are “losing tens of thousands of pounds” due to errors made when submitting EPS claims.

£800 funding for staff training continues in Scotland

Scottish Government continues with £800 funding for pharmacy staff training.

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