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NHS messaging service to send Covid-19 text support

People who contact NHS 111 and register their coronavirus symptoms will receive support through daily text messages.

Technology shaping community pharmacy

Patient apps, a new take on dispensary IT and the ongoing saga of hub-and-spoke are among the elements shaping the development of technology in community pharmacy.

PharmOutcomes owner Pinnacle acquired by EMIS

Pinnacle Health Partnership, the company behind PharmOutcomes, has been acquired by EMIS Group.

Evidence lacking for hub & spoke says NPA

There is little existing evidence that hub and spoke saves money or improves patient safety, the NPA claimed.

Well to dispense 43 million prescriptions from central hub

Well Pharmacy expects to dispense about 43.2 million prescriptions annually via a central hub based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Locum app secures £1m in growth funding

The team behind an online job booking platform for locum healthcare professionals have secured £1m in equity funding.

Phoenix opens hub and spoke facility

The new dispensing facility will eventually assemble around 16 million repeat prescriptions a year for the Rowlands group.

PAGB finds age divide in uptake of health technology

The public should be encouraged to make greater use of digital health technologies, the PAGB has said.

Boots trials translation technology in five stores

Boots is trialling technology that will allow patients who cannot speak English to access its services.  

Lloyds parent company: ‘We believe pharmacies will close’

McKesson UK chief Toby Anderson said the new settlement is “neither as good as we hoped nor as bad as we feared.”

All Welsh pharmacies to have independent prescribers

Plans to have a pharmacist independent prescriber (PIP) employed in every community pharmacy in Wales by 2030 have been announced

Clinical briefing: 3D printing coming of age

Early 3D printers were expensive but prices have fallen dramatically and some companies and research groups are now exploring 3D printing’s potential

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

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.

NHS App being rolled out but most functions on hold

PSNC is encouraging pharmacy teams to get to grips with the app, which will allow patients to manage repeat prescriptions

Claims Boots-Microsoft deal will reduce health sector pressures

A new seven-year deal signed will see the two companies launch a number of joint enterprises

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

There is a clear opportunity for community pharmacists and their teams to lead best practice

Report looks at technology’s role in reducing medication errors

Greater use of technology in primary care settings like community pharmacy can reduce medication errors, a report by a manufacturer of automated healthcare and medication adherence products argues

PSNC Dukes: Better pharmacy contract “an absolute priority”

Formal negotiations for the 2019-20 community pharmacy contract began in recent weeks, Mr Dukes said, adding that PSNC “will do absolutely everything we can to get the best deal for community pharmacy”

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts”

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