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C+D's editor James Waldron spoke to an expert on French pharmacies to find out why the UK’s health secretary is such an admirer of this model
McKesson UK has appointed former Boots director Kevin Birch to oversee Lloydspharmacy's retail operations.
It is “good practice” for pharmacists to “sit down” with patients and explain the prescription exemption process with them, England's chief pharmaceutical officer has said.
Pharmacies can’t continue paying mounting wholesaler bills on a shoestring budget, The Contractor warns the government
NHS England has recommended scrapping hypertension medication aliskiren and six other drugs and items from prescriptions following a public consultation.
Boots’ senior management expect the ongoing contract negotiations to result in funding returning to “normal levels” next year, C+D has learned.
Nitin Sodha has left the board of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), a month after he stood down as its chair.
Xrayser celebrates a pharmacist's appearance on Love Island with a quiz to discover whether you are a viable candidate for the hit ITV show
Numark has launched a five-month campaign to encourage patients to use their local pharmacy, rather than switch to an online service.
Pharmacies will be paid £14 for every patient consultation completed following a digital referral from a GP in the next stage of NHS England’s DMIRS pilot.
Pharmacy2U’s founder Daniel Lee has left the online company following a “detailed review of the business”, C+D has learned.
An anonymous contractor explains he has been forced to refinance his company, cut staff wages and stop saving a pension due to the crippling financial conditions
C+D reviews what we know so far about the 200 Boots pharmacies that will close over the next 18 months
Phenergan Night Time tablets induce a sedative effect to help patients with insomnia to sleep, manufacturer Sanofi has said.
Rowlands Pharmacy has partnered with a Danish technology and healthcare company to offer private travel vaccination clinics.
Legal expert David Reissner explains how changes coming into force today allowing pharmacists to dispense alternative medicines in the event of shortages don’t compel them to do so
C+D's key account manager Dan Linton has been named Digital Sales Person of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers' (AOP) Digital Publishing Awards.
With primary care networks (PCNs) going live across England next week, C+D reviews what we know so far about the opportunities for community pharmacy
Enthusiasm among some contractors towards working with primary care networks (PCNs) will remain dampened as long as they are “drowning in cashflow problems”, C+D has heard.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 19 items for June 2019 prescriptions.
Primary care networks could mark a new age where patients see the right person, but there are two problems that need to be addressed, says GP Toni Hazell
Do you know which conditions affect the ability of the GI tract to absorb nutrients?
Boots’ parent company plans to close around 200 branches across the UK over the next 18 months, it announced today.
C+D previewed Boots’ “store of the future” yesterday to see how the multiple is experimenting with its offering.
An anonymous contractor, writing for C+D for the first time, imagines what it would have taken for Donald Trump to have made a pharmacy detour during his last UK visit
Melatonin 3mg film-coated tablets for jet-lag have been licensed for use in the UK, manufacturer Colonis Pharma has announced.
John Nuttall will retire as CEO of Well Pharmacy in September, to be replaced by the president of a diamond retailer.
When vaccine shortages boosted demand for flu jabs, the overordering by one pharmacy helped it to carry the extra workload – but it wasn’t easy
Struggling pharmacies may have to cut more services because they are “just not profitable”, the chief executive of a healthcare provider told the NHS Confederation conference.
Melatonin 1mg/ml oral solution for jet-lag has been licensed for use in the UK, manufacturer Colonis Pharma has announced.
C+D has discovered more details about how the Co-operative Group's prescription collection lockers inside its food stores work in practice.
A burglar who broke into the RPS building last year has been jailed for 30 months, but the whereabouts of the president’s chain he stole is still unknown.
The whole of the pharmacy team can now access GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s online educational resources, the manufacturer has announced.
The manic pace of community pharmacies caused by dispensing demand and medicines shortages is wasting the skills of pharmacists, says The Locum
Ade Williams and Olutayo Arikawe have made the list of 70 teams or individuals in the running for an NHS Parliamentary Award, after being nominated by their MPs.
Boots has introduced unbleached paper dispensing bags in 53 pharmacies, in a drive to improve sustainability.
Negotiations for the next pharmacy contract should eliminate category M payments, among others, says contractor Hitesh Patel
Pharmacies offering a wide range of health services will be “rewarded” in the funding contract for England, pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy has said.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has reiterated his vision for community pharmacies to follow the “French model” of providing more urgent care services.
A former Liberal Democrat leader has urged pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy to introduce a pharmacy protection scheme to prevent further closures.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 35 items for June 2019 prescriptions.
Pharmacists may be keen to expand their roles, but they are restrained by technology, funding and collaboration with the wider healthcare network, say three interested parties
Lloydspharmacy’s parent company McKesson UK has acquired prescription management app Echo, as it “accelerates” its digital healthcare strategy.
Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy has told C+D she hopes to announce details of an “expanded role” for the sector this year.
Three pharmaceutical companies exchanged commercially sensitive information to keep prices of antidepressant nortriptyline high, a government watchdog has alleged.
C+D editor James Waldron finds much to be positive about in the letter from pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy
What is the pharmacist’s role in protecting females of childbearing potential at risk of exposure to valproate-containing medicines?
Last night’s Channel 4 show uncovered a tale of organised crime and diverted medicines, but C+D digital reporter Eliza Slawther disputes its implications for Lloydspharmacy
A group of clinicians has called on pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy to amend legislation to allow pharmacies to dispense hepatitis C treatments.
NHS England must replace its ‘clinical’ and ‘retail’ pharmacist terminology when differentiating between those with additional training, says GP Toni Hazell
A Channel 4 programme this evening will reveal how “thousands” of stolen medicines – including for epilepsy and schizophrenia – ended up in pharmacies across the UK.
Superdrug has attributed an 84% increase in health service uptake to the introduction of specialist services, including for aesthetic treatments.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 11 items for June 2019 prescriptions.
Community pharmacies are running out of patience with costly medicines shortages and the government needs to take action, says The Contractor