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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.

Lloyds parent company to double automation by June

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK has said it plans to double its automated dispensing capacity by June 2020.

LloydsPharmacy now offering HPV vaccination in 13 branches

Thirteen LloydsPharmacy stores are now offering a private HPV vaccination service to customers aged between 12 and 45.

Calls for lower EHC prices as online pharmacy starts charging £3

An online pharmacy's decision to cut emergency contraception prices has sparked calls for other pharmacies to reduce theirs.

App to detect UTIs launches across Day Lewis pharmacies

A smartphone app to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) will be launched in 285 Day Lewis Pharmacies across the UK.

Boots cuts down on plastic prescription bags

Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.

Ranitidine and Irbesartan on second concessions list

The Department of Health and Social Care published the second concessions list for November on Friday.

AAH developing messaging system for delivery delays

AAH is developing a real-time messaging system that will tell customers if their delivery is likely to be delayed.

Hewitson takes wholesalers to task on stock shortages and pricing

Former NPA board member Mike Hewitson has called on the government to tighten its regulation of pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Flu jabs already 85pc of last year’s total

Flu vaccinations at 85pc of 2018-19 levels by early November.

Orlistat and Cefalexin on first concessions list for November

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday released the first list of drug price concessions for November.

Evidence review needed for OTC analgesics?

Research published to coincide with Self Care Week has called for an evidence review of OTC analgesics.

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