People & Business

SCA business splits to form Essity

The owner of TENA and Bodyform has created a new company to focus on hygiene and health

New Act could impact on Tariff generic prices

A new Act gives the Department of Health more powers to collect information about the price of generic medicines

Future is digital, says Celesio UK managing director

Technology is a vital part of community pharmacy’s future, says Cormac Tobin

Well launches ‘prescription experts’ campaign

Well has launched a new campaign called ‘Experts on Prescriptions’ to raise brand awareness and drive prescriptions

NPA offers media training to independents

To help build on positive media coverage of the community pharmacy sector in 2016, the NPA is offering broadcast media training free of charge

Numark slams ‘opaque’ funding system as cuts bite hard

John D’Arcy hits out over funding as contractors struggle to absorb cuts of over 20 per cent

Beware fraudulent callers claiming to be PPA

Some pharmacies have had callers claiming to be from 'Prescription Services' and asking for bank account details, PSNC and BSA have warned

Nelsons sponsorship blooms at Chelsea Flower Show

Natural healthcare product manufacturer Nelsons is sponsoring the Horatio’s Garden stand at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Pharmacy professionals devise cuts strategy

Start engaging with today's challenges, Alphega members urged colleagues at a recent workshop

Make sure IT systems are up-to-date

Ensure that your IT systems and security are up-to-date, following a worldwide ransomware attack

PSNC chief executive to step down at end of year

PSNC chief executive Sue Sharpe is to resign from the role at the end of 2017

Another care home signs up to Well Careplus

Kingsley Healthcare is the latest care home chain to sign up to the Well Careplus medicine management service

Alliance Healthcare appoints new MD

Julian Mount has been appointed as managing director with immediate effect following Jeremy Main’s retirement

RPS appoints pharmacist as chief executive

Pharmacist Paul Bennett has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Hub and spoke debate rolls on

Opinion in the sector remains deeply divided on hub and spoke, with Numark and the NPA having opposing views

Pharmacy Voice to close in April

Pharmacy Voice has announced it will close at the end of April 2017, following the NPA’s withdrawal from the organisation that was announced in December.

CIG launches recruitment website

CIG, publisher of Pharmacy Magazine, has launched a specialist recruitment site called Mypharmacyjob

John Bell & Croyden wins national retail award

John Bell & Croyden store was the winner of ‘New Store of the Year’, beating competition from other leading retailers

NPA launches SOS hotline

Independent contractors are invited to contact the NPA to discuss any funding concerns  

Numark members receive highest ever rebate

An annual rebate of £23.5 million was paid to Numark members for 2016, a record high
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Improving the safety of home medication deliveries

A discussion paper has been published on improving home medication delivery services for vulnerable patients

GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

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