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Boots trials translation technology in five stores

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

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.

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.

Drug companies “carved up the market” alleges watchdog

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

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.

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.

NHS to test first subscription payment model

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

Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

Boots and PDAU sign first union agreement

With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.

Avicenna to be wholly acquired by Juno Health Ltd

Avicenna sells its entire issued share capital to the healthcare company Juno Health Ltd.

LloydsPharmacy parent appoints new chief retail officer

McKesson UK appoints former retail pharmacy operations director of Boots as its new chief retail officer.

Fee will be £14 for GP DMIRS referral

Pharmacy contractors will receive £14 per consultation in the next stage of the DMIRS pilot.

Boots plans to axe over 200 stores

Boots is targeting 200 loss-making pharmacies for closure but locations are yet to be confirmed.

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