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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.

New year, new decade, familiar concerns

Although this is supposed to be a time of optimism and renewal, one should be wary about what 2020 might bring. 

Two of three accused companies admit price collusion

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

Cutting your teeth in the lion’s den

Despite funding cuts, medicines shortages and stress, it is an exciting time to study pharmacy, says Milton Kent Nuako Owusu.

Scotland’s drugs spend drops for first time in 10 years

Last year saw the first drop in spending on medicines in the community in Scotland in a decade.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

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

Number of people turning to charities rises in four years

The number of people turning to charities and benevolent funds including Pharmacist Support has risen in the last four years.

Boris Johnson pays a visit to local pharmacy

Prime minister Boris Johnson visited a community pharmacy in his local constituency last Friday.

Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

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

New approach for NI pharmacists as CPhO appointed

Pharmacists should focus on making the most of their medicines expertise, Northern Ireland's new chief pharmacist has said.

Over 2,300 complaints to Ofcom over comments on pharmacists

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received 2,313 complaints regarding comments made about pharmacists on ITV’s This Morning.

NICE calls for greater use of community pharmacies

NICE is calling for the NHS to make greater use of community pharmacies to promote health and wellbeing in local areas.

LPC chief attacks PSNC 'secrecy'

NEL LPC secretary Hemant Patel criticises PSNC over what he perceives as its secrecy over the five-year CPCF.

Resupply dates pushed back for shortage drugs

PSNC has today issued resupply updates for five medicines that have been affected by shortages in recent months.

Pharmacy safety organisation targets LASA errors

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group cites reducing look alike, sound alike errors as one of its top priorities for 2020.

LPC holds elections to decide PCN pharmacist leads

North East London LPC is holding elections to decide the pharmacist leads for all 40 primary care networks in the area.

London LPC forges links with commissioners

North East London LPC has said it is now being invited to bid for pharmacy services rather than submit speculative proposals.

PCN expectations ‘unrealistic’ say pharmacy bodies

NHS England & Improvement has been criticised as having “unrealistic” expectations of pharmacists beginning to work in PCNs.

Pharmacist-led AF screening reduces strokes by a fifth

A pharmacy-led AF screening programme in the North West of England found over 100 strokes could be prevented each year.

CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

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