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Cutting costs leads to profit boost for Lloyds parent company

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson saw a 16 per cent profit rise in its European division in the most recent financial quarter.

Pharmacy2U application for 7m dispensing site refused by NHS

The NHS refuses Pharmacy2U’s application to have a new dispensing facility in Leicester included on the pharmaceutical list.

Sigma donates medical supplies to Ugandan hospitals

Sigma has donated medical goods which will be distributed to hospitals in a deprived part of Uganda.

Changes to Avicenna leadership team

Pharmacy support group Avicenna has announced changes to its leadership team.

Squeezed margins ‘the biggest threat facing pharmacy’ in 2020

Pressures on gross margins are the biggest threat facing community pharmacies in 2020, according to a new survey.

New FP10 forms circulated to prevent penalty charges

NHSBSA has begun issuing new prescription forms and tokens to make it easier to check patients' exemption status.

PSNC pushing for further investment

PSNC will not wait for annual review to put case for further investment.

NHS Trust in 10 year deal with Babylon

Wolverhampton rolls out vertically integrated digital healthcare plan.

Boots pharmacists secure 7.6% pay increase

The pay rise, which starts next month, will see pharmacists earn £36,600 based on a 40-hour week.

Two of three accused companies admit price collusion

Two of three accused drug companies admit their part in an alleged anti-competitive agreement.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

Amazon is seeking to trademark the name ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Canada and Australia.

Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

Community pharmacists are piloting a new service that offers personalised support to mental illness patients.

CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

Irbesartan and Cefalexin on first concessions list for January

The Department of Health and Social Care today releases the first wave of drug price concessions for January.

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.

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