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Hannbeck leaves NPA to become new AIM boss

NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck has left the NPA after 10 years to become the new chief executive of AIM.

PDAU claims improved terms for Boots pharmacists

The PDAU says it has secured pay increases and improved terms for pharmacists working at Boots from November 1.

Drug companies “carved up the market” alleges watchdog

AMCo, Morningside and Alliance Healthcare have been accused of illegal market sharing over nitrofurantoin.

Clinical services centre stage in landmark 5-year funding deal

Community pharmacy has its first multi-year funding settlement, but funding is fixed at current levels of £2.592bn per year.  

App to help patients book community pharmacy services

A patient health app is to extend its appointment booking feature to include community pharmacy services.

Pharmacy2U: We have cost NHS £5m less over 5 years

Pharmacy2U said it has been paid £5m less in NHS fees than community pharmacies.

Vote for your Most Valuable Product of the year

It’s time to vote in this year’s Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards, run in conjunction with Training Matters, Pharmacy Magazine and P3pharmacy.

Boots rolls out cystitis test to nearly 300 UK stores

Boots will roll out a cystitis test and treat service to nearly 300 UK stores.

NPA: Check status of CBD products or risk insurance cover

NPA members must ascertain the contents of any CBD products they intend to sell or risk losing their indemnity.

NHS to test first subscription payment model

The subscription-style model will pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for access to medicines.

PSNC appoints former senior civil servant as new chair

The PSNC has appointed Sue Killen, the former chief executive of St John Ambulance, as its new chair.

APPG to appoint new chair after general election

The All-Party Pharmacy Group will appoint a new chair after the next general election.

Boots and PDAU sign first union agreement

With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.

Avicenna to be wholly acquired by Juno Health Ltd

Avicenna sells its entire issued share capital to the healthcare company Juno Health Ltd.

Generic prices double between manufacturer and reimbursement

Average manufacturer selling prices for readily available generics are around half the Drug Tariff price, says BGMA commissioned report.

No deal Brexit back in DHSC spotlight

DHSC warns the main risk to the supply of medicines remains the likely bottlenecks at the short straits crossings.

Timoney becomes first pharmacist to chair SIGN council

The director of pharmacy for NHS Lothian Angela Timoney clocks up another first as chair of SIGN council.

LloydsPharmacy parent appoints new chief retail officer

McKesson UK appoints former retail pharmacy operations director of Boots as its new chief retail officer.

Support your local pharmacy says Numark

Numark campaign encourages pharmacists to highlight why patients should support their local pharmacy and not go online.

Nitin Sodha leaves NPA board

Nitin Sodha leaves the NPA board following allegations of NHS price fixing at Lexon UK where he is a director. 

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