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Two pharmacists shortlisted for parliamentary awards

Olutayo Arikawe and Ade Williams have been nominated by MPs for parliamentary awards.

Pharmacists think pharmacy has been slow to take up tech

A survey reveals 87% of pharmacists in the UK think pharmacy has been slow to take up new technologies.

Boots paper switch

Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.

Quicker access to SCRs for community pharmacies

Pharmacists in England can now access patient information more quickly through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function.

Pharmacy cuts in England a wake up call for Wales

Westminster's decision to impose cuts in England triggered positive changes for the sector in Wales, the NPA conference heard.

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

EHC refusal at Lloyds store sparks controversy

LloydsPharmacy apologises for the “distress” experienced by a woman refused emergency hormonal contraception.

LPCs should co-ordinate contact with PCNs

LPCs should co-ordinate pharmacists' engagement with primary care networks across England.

King's Fund reports on primary care home model

Local change factors gleaned from early primary care networks provide insight for local development

Stevens: Knife crime, pollution high on NHS agenda

Simon Stevens commits the NHS to tackling the society's major challenges including health.

McKesson UK acquires Echo

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

Breaking: New English Pharmacy Board chair elected

Claire Anderson replaces Sandra Gidley as the new English Pharmacy Board chair.

NHS publishes PCN guide for community pharmacy

Pharmacies should agree ways of working with primary care networks, NHS England has said.

Pharma companies accused of breaking competition law

Four pharmaceutical companies have provisionally been found to have broken competition law.

Reflective practice endorsed by nine healthcare regulators

Regulators join forces to promote benefits of reflective practice to patients and the public.

CCG mergers gather pace

Four CCGs – South Worcestershire, Redditch & Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest, and Herefordshire - are planning to merge by April next year.

NUMSAS continues to grow

Over 4,020 pharmacies in England are now registered to offer the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS).

Revenue up, profits down at Superdrug

Superdrug recorded nearly £1.3 billion in total revenue last year although it saw pre-tax profits drop to £88.3 million.

Sigma’s Bharat Shah appointed CBE

Shah was appointed a CBE for services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.

Drug reaction reports from community pharmacists fall

The number of reports from community pharmacists to the yellow card reporting system fell between 2018 and 2017.

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