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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.

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.

PDA sees rising caseload from GP pharmacists

The PDA has received an increasing number of concerns from newly qualified pharmacists in GP practices.

Boots unveils new format flagship store

The new store in Covent Garden includes prescription collection lockers, express pick-up lanes, extra consultation areas and a redesigned beauty hall  

Well Pharmacy CEO to retire

Well Pharmacy CEO John Nuttall is to retire on September 30.

Pharmacists think pharmacy has been slow to take up tech

A survey reveals 87% of pharmacists in the UK think pharmacy has been slow to take up new technologies.

Boots paper switch

Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.

Well steps up online

Well Pharmacy has launched a campaign to promote its prescriptions service which offers free delivery of NHS prescriptions.

Lloyds increasing travel clinics

More LloydsPharmacy stores are to get travel clinics, parent company McKesson UK has announced.

Thornton & Ross acquires five brands from GSK

Thornton & Ross has secured a contract to acquire five brands from GlaxoSmithKline.

Falsified Medicines Directive – is your pharmacy ready?

The long-awaited supply chain legislation comes into force this month but are pharmacists ready for it?

Juggling family life and pharmacy career

How can women and men fulfil their caring responsibilities and manage their pharmacy business?

Can automation protect your business?

Expensive but with the potential for huge efficiencies, pharmacy automation could be the answer for an independent pharmacy trying to keep up with dispensing. Carolyn Scott reports…

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