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Numark's John D'Arcy to retire in January

John D’Arcy is to retire from his position as managing director of Numark at the end of January 2018

Sigma picks up PING award for innovation

Sigma’s new warehouse development, due to start operations in September, has already been recognised with an award

PDA appoints Claire Ward as public affairs director

Former Pharmacy Voice chair Claire Ward is the Pharmacists’ Defence Association new director of public affairs

Cuts hit LloydsPharmacy parent company

Celesio, owner of LloydsPharmacy and AAH Pharmaceuticals, has said its revenue is being hit by factors including community pharmacy funding cuts in the UK

Steve Brine replaces David Mowat as pharmacy minister

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s former parliamentary private secretary, Steve Brine, is the new pharmacy minister

SCA business splits to form Essity

The owner of TENA and Bodyform has created a new company to focus on hygiene and health

New Act could impact on Tariff generic prices

A new Act gives the Department of Health more powers to collect information about the price of generic medicines

Future is digital, says Celesio UK managing director

Technology is a vital part of community pharmacy’s future, says Cormac Tobin

Well launches ‘prescription experts’ campaign

Well has launched a new campaign called ‘Experts on Prescriptions’ to raise brand awareness and drive prescriptions

NPA offers media training to independents

To help build on positive media coverage of the community pharmacy sector in 2016, the NPA is offering broadcast media training free of charge

Numark slams ‘opaque’ funding system as cuts bite hard

John D’Arcy hits out over funding as contractors struggle to absorb cuts of over 20 per cent

Beware fraudulent callers claiming to be PPA

Some pharmacies have had callers claiming to be from 'Prescription Services' and asking for bank account details, PSNC and BSA have warned

Nelsons sponsorship blooms at Chelsea Flower Show

Natural healthcare product manufacturer Nelsons is sponsoring the Horatio’s Garden stand at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Pharmacy professionals devise cuts strategy

Start engaging with today's challenges, Alphega members urged colleagues at a recent workshop

Make sure IT systems are up-to-date

Ensure that your IT systems and security are up-to-date, following a worldwide ransomware attack

PSNC chief executive to step down at end of year

PSNC chief executive Sue Sharpe is to resign from the role at the end of 2017

Another care home signs up to Well Careplus

Kingsley Healthcare is the latest care home chain to sign up to the Well Careplus medicine management service

Alliance Healthcare appoints new MD

Julian Mount has been appointed as managing director with immediate effect following Jeremy Main’s retirement

RPS appoints pharmacist as chief executive

Pharmacist Paul Bennett has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Hub and spoke debate rolls on

Opinion in the sector remains deeply divided on hub and spoke, with Numark and the NPA having opposing views

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