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Phoenix acquires prescription app ‘to compete with Pharmacy2U’

Phoenix UK has bought digital prescription service Co-op health in a big to “help independent pharmacies compete against the likes of Pharmacy2U”.   

ECHO pulls ‘invite a friend’ email over inducement 'confusion'

LloydsPharmacy parent McKesson UK has stopped an email campaign highlighting a reward scheme for patients who refer a friend.

Online platform helps pharmacy generate £83k turnover

A pharmacy group claims an online appointment booking service has generated almost £100,000 in turnover. 

No slowdown in UK investment say T&R parent

T&R's parent company unveils double digit growth, and revenues over €3 billion

LPC levies will not rise because of Wright reforms

The CCA's Stephen Thomas says LPC levies will not increase to subsidise the Wright reforms. 

MP ‘disappointed’ by budget’s pharmacy snub

A Labour MP has told the commons he was “disappointed” that last week’s budget statement did not offer any financial relief to pharmacies.

Pharmacies urged to use non-HCP vaccinators in Covid campaign

Pharmacies should consider using staff who are not registered healthcare professionals to administer Covid vaccines, a training company has said. 

NHS forced to pay pharmacy advances as bank collapses

NHS BSA is in talks with the Government to protect the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme as finance company Greensill faces collapse. 

Phoenix: Budget 'a slap in the face' to pharmacies

Anderson warned that 30 to 50 per cent of pharmacies “could close in the next few years".

Pharmacy leaders condemn ‘exasperating’ Sunak budget

Community pharmacy’s representative bodies have expressed their disappointment with a new Government budget described as “exasperating".

Avicenna more than doubles pharmacy estate with acquisition

Pharmacy chain Avicenna has increased the size of its estate from 44 to 101 with the acquisition of Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd. 

NPA deal with Medicspot enables pharmacies to sell Covid-19 PCR tests

Medicspot partnership will help member pharmacies comply with new guidance on supplying test kits, says NPA

PSNC issues Budget warning to Sunak as closures loom

PSNC writes to chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of today’s budget announcement to warn him that “many pharmacies” could be forced to close.

Sale of GP surgery operator sparks concern over NHS privatisation

AT Medics acquisition makes US-owned Operose largest GP surgery operator in UK.

Well buys pharmacy chain in Norfolk

Well Pharmacy has said it has completed a deal to buy the Norfolk-based chain Pharma-Z.

Pharmacy contract must be redrawn says AIMp chief

The five-year contract for pharmacies in England must be redrawn to give the sector a stronger footing within the NHS, says AIMp chief Hannbeck.

Lexon’s appeal against £1.2m fine for collusion dismissed

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed pharmaceutical company Lexon’s appeal against a £1.2m fine for breaking competition law. 

Lloyds pharmacists support hospital Covid vaccination drive

LloydsPharmacy employees in the Newcastle area are helping to vaccinate NHS workers against Covid-19. 

Prescription charge rises by 20p in England

NHS prescription charges will rise to £9.35 per prescription item from April 1, an increase of 20p on the current charge. 

Employers 'must not delay publishing gender pay gap data'

NAWP president Naina Chotai has urged pharmacy employers to publish data on gender pay gaps as soon as possible.

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