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Rapid recruitment drive sees Boots hire 500 drivers

Boots UK has hired more than 500 extra drivers to deliver prescriptions to vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Prescription charge to increase from April 1

The DHSC has announced the prescription charge in England will increase from April 1.

Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

Exemption checking rollout 'will save many staff hours'

Real time exemption checking allowing pharmacies to check patients' entitlement to free prescriptions is to go national. 

New FP10 forms circulated to prevent penalty charges

NHSBSA has begun issuing new prescription forms and tokens to make it easier to check patients' exemption status.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

Amazon is seeking to trademark the name ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Canada and Australia.

NHS App users ‘more than double’ in four months

NHS Digital has reported that the number of patients using the NHS App has more than doubled since September.

Boots cuts down on plastic prescription bags

Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.

Sixteen month sentence for £76k fraud pharmacist

A pharmacist has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for overcharging the NHS £76,475 for prescription medicines.

Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

Pharmacist prescribing up 55 per cent in one year

Prescribing by pharmacist independent prescribers rose 55 per cent between 2017-18 and 2018-19.

EPS 4 coming in "not too distant future"

Pharmacies can expect an announcement on national roll-out of EPS 4 “in the not too distant future”, NHS Digital said.

Exemptions on FP10s being updated

The suite of FP10 prescription forms which are used for primary care prescribing in England are being updated.

All prescriptions electronic in Portsmouth

Portsmouth CCG is the first in the country to have 100 per cent of GP practices able to use the EPS.

McKesson UK acquires Echo

McKesson UK has announced its acquisition of Echo, a UK online prescription fulfilment business.

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

Gluten-free staples to remain on prescription

Gluten free breads and flour mixes will remain on prescription in England, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced following its consultation launched in March 2017.

Consultation launched on plans to rein in prescriptions

A consultation on proposals to “rein in prescriptions” for a number of OTC products has been published by NHS England.

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

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