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Group adds fourth pharmacy to portfolio for £575k

Tuffour Pharm Group Ltd has taken its portfolio of pharmacies to four after buying Woodbridge Pharmacy in Suffolk. 

Improving Boots performance ‘a top priority’ for WBA

Boots UK parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has said turning around the fortunes of the struggling multiple will be one of its “top priorities”. 

Boots retail sales slump 18% ‘due to lockdown’

Boots stores continue to suffer as a result of lockdown restrictions with retail sales down 17.9 per cent on the previous year, says WBA.

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rowlands joins Covid vaccine programme

A branch of Rowlands Pharmacy in north Wales has started administering Covid vaccines.  

Rowlands pharmacists’ pay rises by 'up to' 1%

Pharmacists working for Rowlands Pharmacy have been informed they will receive a maximum pay increase of one per cent from April 1.

LloydsPharmacy launches two Covid vaccination sites

Pharmacists at branches in Carterton and Cramlington are delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

Alphega joins Covid vaccination drive

Around 60 members of the virtual chain will soon be offering Covid-19 vaccinations in locations throughout the country.

PEPS suspended for new applications

The Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme has been suspended until further notice for new contractors wishing to join from March 18.  

Next gen Medimat from Omnicell

Omnicell describes its next generation Medimat robot as “the future of retail automated dispensing”.

EPB chair: Pharmacy must receive share of new Covid funding

The Government has pledged £7 billion to continue supporting the NHS' fight against Covid.

Sheffield pharmacy claims it is first to go fully paperless

Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield claims it has become the first pharmacy in the UK to go paperless, having switched to a cloud-based system.

PCT Healthcare acquires Murray’s pharmacy group

Peak Pharmacy parent company PCT Healthcare acquired the Murray’s pharmacy group on Monday March 15.

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

NPA concerned about Pharmacy2U advertising tactics

NPA members are concerned about Pharmacy2U's “potentially misleading advertising" on the ES directory. 

Roz Brewer succeeds Pessina as WBA chief executive

Stefano Pessina who moves to the role of executive chairman of the board of WBA.

Superdrug launches home test kit for UTIs

Superdrug Online Doctor has launched a £9.99 test and treat service for urinary tract infections in partnership with medtech company TestCard. 

Hub & spoke could be ‘stitch up’ says ex pharmacy minister

Allowing hub and spoke dispensing to operate across separate pharmacy businesses could have “unintended consequences" says Steve Brine. 

Five arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs online

Five people are suspected of selling unlicensed medicines through illegal websites.  

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