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PSNC: Deprived areas hit by pharmacy closures

Over 600 pharmacies in England have closed since 2016 and 200 in the last year alone, with those in deprived areas worst affected says PSNC chief.

Superdrug launches £120 PCR saliva test for Covid

Superdrug has become the first high street retailer in the UK to launch a saliva-based PCR home-use test for coronavirus. 

Government paid pharmacists' company £20m advance for PPE

Medicine Box Ltd says it was paid £20 million of a £40 million contract for PPE up front by the government.  

Unison in dispute with Lloyds parent over contract changes

Trade union Unison has said it is in dispute with LloydsPharmacy parent  McKesson UK and will ballot members on possible industrial action. 

New chief exec for generics manufacturers association

The British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) has announced that Mark Samuels is to be its new chief executive.

Morrisons won’t ‘block’ £500 payments for pharmacists after row

Morrisons has confirmed it will allow its pharmacists working in Scotland to access a £500 Government payment after managers refused this. 

Can pharmacies require staff to get the jab? 

As stories surface of business owners stating staff must have the Covid-19 vaccine to work, a lawyer considers the practical and legal issues. 

Lloyds parent considers selling business, Sky reports

Sky News has reported that LloydsPharmacy parent McKesson is considering selling off the UK multiple. 

DHSC secures extra supplies of flu vaccine for pharmacies

The Government hopes additional supplies will boost the largest ever flu vaccination programme in 2020-21.

Market remains buoyant for those selling pharmacies

Pharmacies up for sale attracted an average of 5.2 offers compared to 4.2 in 2019

GPhC drops ban on pharmacy Covid testing

The GPhC has dropped its ban on the sale of Covid-19 antibody tests in community pharmacies following a reversal in PHE's position. 

NPA members considering strike action over funding

NPA chairman Andrew Lane said members are considering striking over Treasury's reluctance to write off £370 million in advanced funding.

Five London pharmacies to run virtual heart clinics

Five London pharmacies will run virtual heart screening clinics for over 65s who suffer shortness of breath.  

Treasury stance on Covid costs 'not in line with ministers' promises'

Treasury's refusal to offer contractors more cash is 'not in line with ministers' promises' says PSNC chief Simon Dukes. 

PDA gains union recognition at Lloyds through voluntary agreement

Lloyds pharmacists to have their pay negotiated by PDAU after voluntary union recognition agreement. 

Avicenna pharmacy joins Covid-19 jab drive

A Covid-19 vaccination centre run by Avicenna has opened at a pharmacy in Swindon.

First person: Why were we down £50,000?

Pharmacy contractors providing methadone services stand to lose thousands of pounds because of reduced client contacts during the pandemic – and many aren't even aware of the financial hit they are facing.

PSNC 'forced' to go public on 'irritating' DH negotiations

Negotiator forced to air grievances in public due to the unwillingness of policy makers to engage on key issues, says Simon Dukes.

DHSC announces 'full consultation' on hub & spoke

There will be a consultation on hub and spoke working for all community pharmacies in England, pharmacy minister Jo Churchill has said.

LloydsPharmacy stores across UK join domestic abuse support scheme

LloydPharmacy stores in the UK will today join a scheme allowing victims of domestic abuse to access support.

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