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Pharmacies receive over 100k CPCS referrals in first 10 weeks

Pharmacies have had over 100,000 patients referred to them by NHS 111 since the CPCS was launched on October 29.

Pharmacy2U posts £16m loss for 2018-19

Pharmacy2U's revenue for the year ending March 2019 went up to £60.7m while registered patients rose to 331,000.

Coroner raises concerns about repeat prescriptions

A coroner's report outlined concerns about pharmacists ordering repeat prescriptions without involving patients.

Boots has shut 28 stores out of a planned 200

Boots had closed 28 stores out of a planned 200 by the end of November, its parent company has revealed.

Worrying number of pharmacies running a deficit

A recent analysis commissioned by GPhC suggests a worrying number of pharmacy businesses are operating at a deficit.

Lloyds axes 60 stores due to “exceptionally challenging” year

LloydsPharmacy closed or sold 60 branches last year amid an “exceptionally challenging” business climate.

New MHRA website for PILs and SPCs

New site provides information on SPCs, PILs and PARs

Government pharmacist gets OBE in New Year Honours

DHSC's Head of Pharmacy gets New Year OBE for services to pharmacy.

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.

GPhC eyes 40% fee hike for pharmacies

The GPhC is proposing to raise its yearly registration and renewal fees for pharmacy premises from £262 to £365.

Pharmacy in Halifax petrol bombed

A community pharmacy in Halifax was petrol bombed in the early hours of Friday night (January 3).

Consultation underway on draft PCN service specs

Consultation under way on first draft PCN service specifications.

Flu cases continue to rise

The final days of 2019 saw influenza activity continuing to increase in the community.

NHS issues flu vaccine reimbursement guidance

Advice on which flu vaccines to order for 2020-21 has been issued by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Record number of pre-reg pharmacists to train in Wales

A record 155 trainee pharmacists accept pre-registration places in Wales for 2020-21 - a 60 per cent increase on 2019-20.

Boots pharmacists ‘happier with company’s approach to pay’

A survey has found Boots pharmacists are more satisfied with the company’s approach to pay since PDAU recognition.

Boots and PHE team up to launch health questionnaire

Boots and Public Health England launch a questionnaire to help people understand how they can lead healthier lives.

SSP issued for haloperidol 500mcg capsules (Serenace)

SSP04 allows for haloperidol 500 microgram tablets to be supplied in place of capsules.

Pharmacy is first UK business to be fined under GDPR

A London pharmacy delivering medicines to customers and care homes is the first UK business to be fined under GDPR.

Scottish govt to recruit 120 primary care pharmacists

Pharmacists and pre-reg posts part of Scottish National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan.

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