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PDA membership fees now tax deductable

Members can claim tax relief on fees back to 6 April 2018.

NHS investigating 44 pharmacies over pandemic delivery payments

The NHS is writing to 44 pharmacies in England over their 'unexpectedly' high payment claims for delivering medicines during the pandemic.   

Walgreens COO to leave role and return to UK

Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay is to step down in Mid-May, according to a Bloomberg report.

Work starts on independent hub & spoke facility in Leeds

Work on a large-scale dispensing hub for independent pharmacies is to start “immediately,” HubRx has said. 

Boots strikes five-year deal with digital services provider

Boots and Cegedim have struck a new five-year digital services deal.

Police investigating theft of medicines from pharmacy

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating a robbery at a pharmacy in Portadown on Wednesday morning (April 28). 

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

Nine PDA Union reps appointed at LloydsPharmacy

Nine PDA Union representatives have been appointed for LloydsPharmacy following a voluntary agreement between the multiple and the union. 

RPS could lease out office space at London HQ

The Society has said it is "re-evaluating" the use of its London headquarters and is actively considering renting out office space.

Diary of a Covid vaccinator – part 3

Asha Fowells is a regular writer for Pharmacy Magazine but returned to her pharmacist roots when she trained to be a Covid-19 vaccinator. Here she looks back at her experiences in the vaccination clinic she works in at Copes Pharmacy in Streatham, South London.

Guidance on reporting medicines shortages updated

New guidance clarifies the obligations on suppliers in Regulation 28 and 29 of the Health Service Products Regulations 2018.

Class 2 recall for Ennogen Pharma trimethoprim 200mg tablets

100mg tablets found in sealed packs of trimethoprim 200mg 

Diary of a Covid vaccinator – part 2

Writer Asha Fowells returns to her pharmacist roots as she describes in her blog the highs and lows of working in a Covid-19 pharmacy vaccination clinic.

Avicenna hits 135 branches with purchase of Welsh group

Avicenna has acquired the largest independent pharmacy group in Wales to take its total number of branches to 135.

Pharmacy group delivers Covid vaccine at PureGym

PureGym has joined forces with a Midlands-based pharmacy group to administer Covid vaccines.

Interview: Jonathan Power, CEO, Avicenna

While other companies are looking to divest pharmacies, Avicenna has acquired another 57. Why is the group bucking the trend?

Diary of a Covid vaccinator – part 1

Writer Asha Fowells returns to her pharmacist roots as she describes her experiences working in a Covid-19 pharmacy vaccination clinic in South London.

Cough & cold OTC market shrank by 30% in 2020

A dramatic reduction in the size of the OTC cough and cold market during the pandemic could become a long-term trend, the PAGB has warned. 

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”. 

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