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Final 33 concessionary prices announced for December

An initial 23 concessionary prices for the month were announced on December 14, followed by a further 24 concessionary prices announced on December 18.

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Pharmacy needs ‘Cobra’ meetings to handle no-deal Brexit shortages

The “daily war room” meetings could share information from across the supply chain, with the aim of preventing shortages, Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA) executive director…

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Multiples follow ‘no stockpiling’ advice as no-deal Brexit risk grows

Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get parliament to back her deal for Brexit last week (December 11), prompting the government to implement its emergency…

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Cannabis-derived medicines now available on prescription

The rescheduling of cannabis-derived medicinal products from schedule 1 to schedule 2 under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 was laid before parliament last month…

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Plans for responsible pharmacists to supervise multiple sites delayed

A raft of proposals aimed at “clarifying” the role of superintendent and responsible pharmacists was set out by the Department of Health and Social Care (DH)…

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NHS England recommends three flu vaccines for over-65s next year

As well as the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) – which is the only vaccine pharmacies are allowed to administer to this age group this flu…

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Well’s refitted branch is template for its ‘essential pharmacy’ model

The Northenden branch – which officially reopened last week (November 16) – was “ripped down” and “rebuilt from scratch”, to increase the size of the…

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Final 20 concessionary prices announced for September

An initial eight concessionary prices were announced on September 18, followed by a further 19 announced last week.

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Rowlands pilots restricting free medicine deliveries from today

“Around 40” Rowlands pharmacies in the north west of England will “pilot a new approach” to determine which patients are still eligible for free deliveries,…

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Boots honours ‘exceptional character’ of former MD Sir Gordon Hourston

Sir Gordon – who died on September 18 – held various roles at Boots, having joined the multiple in 1958, and served as managing director…

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