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Boots pharmacists secure 7.6% pay increase

The pay rise, which starts next month, will see pharmacists earn £36,600 based on a 40-hour week.

Two of three accused companies admit price collusion

Two of three accused drug companies admit their part in an alleged anti-competitive agreement.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

Amazon is seeking to trademark the name ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Canada and Australia.

Boris Johnson pays a visit to local pharmacy

Prime minister Boris Johnson visited a community pharmacy in his local constituency last Friday.

CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

Alliance Healthcare launches new online ordering service

Wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has launched a new digital service to help customers order products online.

Bristol pharmacy awarded by cancer charity

Abbotswood Pharmacy in Yate, Bristol, won the 2019 Pancreatic Cancer Action Pharmacy of the Year Award.

Pharmacy2U posts £16m loss for 2018-19

Pharmacy2U's revenue for the year ending March 2019 went up to £60.7m while registered patients rose to 331,000.

Boots has shut 28 stores out of a planned 200

Boots had closed 28 stores out of a planned 200 by the end of November, its parent company has revealed.

Lloyds axes 60 stores due to “exceptionally challenging” year

LloydsPharmacy closed or sold 60 branches last year amid an “exceptionally challenging” business climate.

Government pharmacist gets OBE in New Year Honours

DHSC's Head of Pharmacy gets New Year OBE for services to pharmacy.

GPhC eyes 40% fee hike for pharmacies

The GPhC is proposing to raise its yearly registration and renewal fees for pharmacy premises from £262 to £365.

Pharmacy in Halifax petrol bombed

A community pharmacy in Halifax was petrol bombed in the early hours of Friday night (January 3).

Boots pharmacists ‘happier with company’s approach to pay’

A survey has found Boots pharmacists are more satisfied with the company’s approach to pay since PDAU recognition.

Boots and PHE team up to launch health questionnaire

Boots and Public Health England launch a questionnaire to help people understand how they can lead healthier lives.

Pharmacy is first UK business to be fined under GDPR

A London pharmacy delivering medicines to customers and care homes is the first UK business to be fined under GDPR.

2019 tops the table for unpaid locum fees

PDA helps locums recover a record £50,000 in unpaid fess in 2019.

Contract applications go online

PCSE putting contract application paperwork online.

SSP payments added to Schedule of Payments

Schedule of Payment updated to include SSP and new CPCF payments.

Well to dispense 43 million prescriptions from central hub

Well Pharmacy expects to dispense about 43.2 million prescriptions annually via a central hub based in Stoke-on-Trent.

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