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Gender pay gaps widen at Cohens, Lloydspharmacy and Rowlands

The mean pay gap – the difference in pay between the average male and female UK hourly rate – at Cohens Chemist widened the most,…

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Superdrug and Day Lewis narrow gender pay gap, while Paydens unmoved

For the second year, Superdrug – part of the A.S. Watson Group – published joint gender pay gap data with UK discount chain Savers, which is…

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‘Cynical’ £10m cat M increase amounts to just £870 extra a month

Funding for England’s pharmacies will remain at its current level of £2.592 billion from April, but category M prices “will increase by £10 million per month, as reductions…

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GPhC confirms increase in renewal fees from July despite opposition

It will also increase premises renewal fees by £21 to £262 and pharmacy technician fees by £3 to £121 from July, it announced on Friday…

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Boots promises alternative representation if staff reject PDA Union

Boots pharmacists have until March 8 to vote on whether their pay, hours and holiday should be collectively negotiated by the PDA Union, following last year’s…

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‘Damp squib with wet matches’: pharmacy’s first weekend of the FMD

The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes on medicines packaging at the…

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Boots launches UTI test and treat service across 37 branches

The service allows customers to test for infection at home using a urine kit, following a consultation with a pharmacist or “pharmacy advisor”, Boots said…

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