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Boots introduces electric vehicles to delivery fleet

Boots customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have their prescriptions delivered by electric vehicles.

Insight: Driving me mad

By Alexander Humphries* Our main wholesaler has now missed four afternoon deliveries in a fortnight. Twenty per cent of our deliveries have failed to arrive as a result. Our business, like every other pharmacy, relies on a just-intime supply chain, meaning that when things go wrong it immediately causes us a problem. Work starts to back up and patients are kept waiting for their medicines. When we complain to the driver, he tells us that the reason he misses us out is that his employer will not pay him overtime in order to complete his deliveries. This is unbelievable as we’re talking about a multi-billionpound organisation here, but it just shows, if true, how much contempt there is for us as customers.

Scenario: Delivery drivers

Parveen's dispensing assistant asks about her husband standing in as a delivery driver 

Home deliveries need not break the bank

There are so many ways you can save money when you offer a home delivery service, says Aberystwyth pharmacist Gary Jones, developer of the Pro Delivery Manager (PDM) app

Unipart wins NHS Supply Chain logistics contract

The government has agreed a five-year contract worth £730m with Unipart Logistics to centralise delivery services for NHS Trusts after seeing off a legal challenge from the incumbent provider

Rowlands cuts back on free home deliveries

The chain, which is the fourth largest pharmacy multiple in the UK, announced it is to provide free home deliveries to housebound patients only