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Pharmacies must comply with NHS fax machine ban ‘as soon as possible’

NHS trusts will be banned from purchasing fax machines from next month and use of all existing machines will be phased out by March 31,…

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Perrigo encourages smokers to quit in new year with NiQuitin campaign

The New Year, New You campaign – which will run from January 1 until February 28 – includes advertising on TV, in public spaces and…

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Staffing issues force pharmacies to cut services and opening hours

The feedback came from the Company Chemists’ Association – which represents the UK’s largest multiples – the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp), the National…

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RPS board member: Confidence a barrier to women in pharmacy leadership

Despite “so many women working in pharmacy”, a lack of confidence remains one of the biggest barriers that prevents women from securing leadership roles, RPS…

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Boots still hit by cuts and drop in prescriptions as sales fall by 3%

The multiple’s parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, saw a 3.4% drop in comparable pharmacy sales in its retail pharmacy international division – which includes Boots…

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PDA: Improve technicians’ regulation by paying them more than cleaners

Of the 37 fitness-to-practise hearings of pharmacy technicians held by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) between 2012 and 2016, the PDA claimed that 27 (73%)…

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NPA board member resigns to focus on chain’s ‘increasing challenges’

Noel Wicks is the second member to step down from the board this year, following the resignation of south England representative Mike Hewitson in April…

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