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Boots responds to claims it will close more than 200 pharmacies

Sky News wrote this afternoon (May 28) that sources close to Boots’ parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance had told it that the company has “placed more…

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C+D’s pharmacy closures investigation up for health journalism award

In July 2018, C+D’s deputy editor at the time Lilian Anekwe exclusively revealed the locations of 140 community pharmacies that closed across England between November…

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Boots reveals man tasked with ‘reimagining’ its pharmacies and online

Richard Corbridge, who officially started in the newly-created role last week, is “charged with reimagining the future of Boots from a customer experience perspective, helping…

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Cuts and ‘competitive pressures’ behind 72% Lloydspharmacy profit drop

Adjusted operating profit for McKesson’s European pharmaceutical solutions division – which includes Lloydspharmacy – in the first three months of 2019 was $23 million (£17.7m),…

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Rose Marie Parr: Portfolio career could be answer to pharmacist stress

There’s “more stress in the workplace, there’s no doubt about that”, Rose Marie Parr told C+D after her keynote address at the Celtic Pharmacy Conference…

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NHS England’s prescribing blacklist didn’t bring in predicted savings

NHS England published guidance in March 2018 advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions (see a full list below). Instead, it…

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Northern Ireland looks to Welsh model to extend minor ailments service

The country’s Department of Health announced in November 2018 that £2.1 million would be allocated to launch a “Pharmacy First” minor ailments service, available from…

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Boots offers 10 at-home health tests for between £40 and £80 each

Boots is offering 10 different kits from Nottingham-based testing company Medichecks, with prices ranging from £39 for a vitamin D test up to £79 for…

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‘I’ve had pharmacists crying down the phone – how can they prepare?’

Contractors in England have reported being “thousands of pounds out of pocket”, after receiving their balancing payments for January, National Pharmacy Association (NPA) director of…

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Boots, Well, Rowlands and Superdrug yet to completely roll out FMD

Boots said it has introduced a “standalone solution” into “some” of its pharmacies to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to…

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