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Boots pharmacy sales up 11pc in 'strong' quarterly performance

Retail sales were up 15 per cent in the three months to August 31 while pharmacy sales were up 11 per cent.

Hasn't the NPA got it Wright?

The Group looking at the future representation of community pharmacy has yet to provide concrete options for change. But there’s much to like in outline proposals developed by the NPA 

Scottish Govt explores 'further powers' on pharmacy closures

CPhO Alison Strath says the Scottish Government is monitoring the issue of short notice closures.

Setting a baseline to assess the impact of the five-year deal

Health economist Leela Barham explores the baseline and the need for new evidence when assessing whether the 2019-24 contractual framework provides stability and promotes investment

Northern pharmacy chain to sell 16 branches

The Hub Pharmacy puts most of its stores up for sale after six years in business.

Rowlands shrinks its losses by 80pc during Covid

Rowlands lost 11.6m in the 12 months to January 2021, its latest accounts reveal.

Fuel shortages: Medicines wholesalers 'severely tested'

Medicines wholesalers hit by shortages of fuel and delivery drivers, warns HDA.

BGMA demands NI-only medicine rules are scrapped

Over 3,000 medicines at risk of being withdrawn from Northern Ireland.

Public satisfied with pharmacies during pandemic says Healthwatch

Monitoring group says there are still areas for improvement

Pearn's 20 pharmacies sold to Knights for undisclosed sum

Acquisition boosts Knights Pharmacy to 90 branches across England and Wales

RPS urges government to block Philip Morris takeover of respiratory company

Charities and health experts have expressed deep ethical concerns over the deal.

Don't stress over an extra celebration

The HR Dept’s Tracey Hudson looks at how an extra public holiday in 2022 will fit into business’ existing annual leave provision.

Going, going, gone

Pharmacy numbers are shrinking and it's large chains losing share

PDA reports 50 pharmacy closures in one week

Short notice closures appear to be more common in multiples, says PDA.

The inside track on Rosemont

As Rosemont Pharmaceuticals celebrates one year as an independent company, CEO Howard Taylor details their ambitious plans for the future

From CE to UKCA

New product marking rules are changing the landscape for manufacturers and retailers. Pharmacies would do well to understand the differences

Integrated care systems are coming...so what?

Integrated care systems (ICSs) will, we are told, join up health and care, with planning and delivery increasingly organised more locally. What does this mean for community pharmacy?

Representation review runs true to form

The steering group charting a new course for representation in England has published an outline timetable for change. How did we get here, and what's next?

Just what we need

Adam Irvine says integrated care systems may look like another reorganisation of the NHS, but this change feels different

Building the future - part one

Seven community pharmacists across England tell us what they are doing to shape their own futures, and what they think needs to change to help them grow (part one of three)

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