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London pharmacy launches private care home service

As part of the new InResidence Clinical Services, monthly and weekly deliveries of named-patient medication packs will be despatched

Co-op to “disrupt” prescriptions market with app

The Co-op said it plans to “disrupt” healthcare and grow the online prescription market as it launched a new app that is available to its 4.6 million members

Three in five pharmacists expect profit rise says Lloyds Bank

Pharmacists’ business confidence is rising, with three in five anticipating profits to go up this year, though confidence “remains in negative territory”

Boots UK suffers £100m profit dip, report shows

Boots UK’s pre-tax profits fell dramatically in the year to August 2018, dropping £100m from £498m to £398m, the latest Companies House report shows

RPS: Pharmacists not "prescription police"

Pharmacists should check people’s eligibility for benefit-related exemptions “at the time the transaction occurs” to reduce fraud or error, the NAO said

New business skills training from Bayer

A new business skills training module for pharmacists is inspired by the finding that small and independent pharmacies are not making best use of technology

Further LloydsPharmacy closures appear likely

Parent company McKesson is looking to “accelerate” its UK restructuring programme, with “further closures of retail pharmacy stores” anticipated

Pharmacist cleared by jury over laxative incident

A Boots pharmacist who put lactulose in a pre-registration trainee’s water bottle and has lost his job since the incident has been cleared of acting maliciously

Naproxen April concessions projected to cost NHS £1.1m

Naproxen 250mg tablets account for the largest projected overspend (projected additional cost of £713,599 in April on top of tariff cost of £478,904)

The future is services, says PSNC in new video

The changing NHS landscape presents opportunities for community pharmacy but the sector will need to adapt, PSNC has said in a new video animation

Exclusive: Vaccination claims ‘to follow US growth trends’

The PDA said it expects civil claims against pharmacists over immunisations to follow a “very similar” growth trend to the US

Scotland’s CPO to address NPA/PM conference

Scotland’s chief pharmacist, Rose Marie Parr, will be a panellist at the June conference organised jointly by the NPA and Pharmacy Magazine

Little change in gender pay gap at the multiples

The gender pay gap across the major UK pharmacy multiples does not appear to have shifted significantly, according to the latest company reports

DHSC grants record concessions amid shortages

March 2019 saw the Department of Health and Social Care grant a record amount of medicine price concessions

“Challenging” talks ahead as 2019-20 negotiations start

Urgent care referrals, medicines safety and “challenging discussions on funding and reimbursement” are all expected to be on the agenda

Seema Kennedy appointed new pharmacy minister

South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy has been appointed as the new minister for public health and primary care

Countdown continues to NPA-Pharmacy Magazine joint conference

Health secretary Matt Hancock and NHS England’s director responsible for community pharmacy, Ed Waller, are among the headline speakers at June conference

Low-performing Boots stores under review as WBA ups savings target

Company needs to be “more aggressive in our response to rapidly shifting trends”, Walgreens Boots Alliance chief Pessina says

DHSC lays down the law on reporting medicines shortages

Medicines manufacturers are expected to be fully accountable for their supply chain to the UK market

Well data breach: PDA progressing comp claim

Potential compensation for affected pharmacists ranges “from hundreds of pounds to the low thousands," the PDA says

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