People & Business

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts”

Pharma companies behind on FMD preparation

The Belgian non-profit, which was set up to keep falsified medicines out of the European medicines supply chain, said that many pharma companies were behind on the ‘on-boarding’ process

Superdrug sells HIV test kit giving results in 15 minutes

Superdrug is to sell an HIV testing kit, allowing customers to self-test at home using a finger-prick blood sample and see a result in 15 minutes

Rowlands cuts back on free home deliveries

The chain, which is the fourth largest pharmacy multiple in the UK, announced it is to provide free home deliveries to housebound patients only

Ravi Sharma appointed RPS director for England

Mr Sharma said he looks forward to working with RPS members and other pharmacy organisations “to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession”

Union talks between PDA and Boots stall

The PDA and Boots have failed to agree on the make-up of the future bargaining unit within the pharmacy multiple, leaving it to the Central Arbitration Committee to decide

Interview: PSNC's Simon Dukes

Simon Dukes has taken on the toughest job in UK pharmacy and he’s going to need all his experience to sort out the mess

Scotland contractors get 3.6 per cent funding boost

The global sum for pharmacy contractors in Scotland will increase by £2.6 million for 2018/19 to £180.96 million

NPA chief executive takes up post

Mark Lyonette has begun his role as the new chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association

Boots union ballot latest: voting period extended

The voting period in the Boots union vote has been extended amid concerns about the quality of supplied address data

Celesio UK appoints new chief executive

Toby Anderson takes up post at Celesio UK in autumn 2018, joining from AS Watson

Brine makes positive noises about care-based contract

Pharmacy minister writes to APPG in support of a services contract but PSNC still waiting for green light on negotiations

National Living Wage increase in Spring Statement

The National Living Wage will rise to £7.38 per hour from 1 April 2018 it was announced in the Spring Statement

PDA wins ballot decision in bid to be recognised by Boots

Only Boots pharmacists working at store level can be balloted over union recognition, an employment panel rules

RoE Awards: time to nominate outstanding support staff

Training Matters is looking for exceptional pharmacy team members for the Recognition of Excellence Awards 2018

New chief executive announced for NPA

Mark Lyonette is the new chief executive at the NPA. Mark is currently ceo of the Association of British Credit Unions

Guidance issued on Falsified Medicines Directive

Guidance has been published to help pharmacies understand and implement the EU Falsified Medicines Directive

PSNC signals start of planning for DH negotiations

Work has begun in preparation for negotiations with the DH for 2018/19 on pharmacy funding, PSNC has said

Survey: Tell us your views about pharmacy in 2018

Pharmacy Magazine is updating our 2017 research looking at the key issues affecting the sector – and we want to hear your views

Recognition of Excellence Awards 2018 now open!

Our sister title Training Matters is launching its annual hunt for exceptional pharmacy support staff
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