People & Business

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

GSK makes senior appointment

GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed Tamara Rogers as its Region Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa

Warner visits Bedminster pharmacy

NHS England’s deputy chief pharmacist is “empathetic and candid” in visit to Bristol pharmacy

PSNC chief executive replacement announced

A new chief executive, Simon Dukes, will take over at PSNC from May

Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

Proposed Nov concession prices sent to PSNC

PSNC has received a list of proposed concession prices for 52 of the 67 outstanding requests for November

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium

Pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well as concerns about trial results that aren’t published and the role of predatory publishers.

Numark appoints new managing director

Numark has announced the appointment of a new managing director
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