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Boots prescription collection lockers only a trial at this stage

Boots unveiled plans last month to transform its pharmacy offering, including a free online prescription service via the Boots app and website, “express” collection lanes in…

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PSNC chief: ‘Trust barriers’ remain in pharmacy funding negotiations

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has spent the past year “rebuilding constructive relationships” with the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) and NHS…

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79% of readers firmly against five-year pharmacist apprenticeship

Of the 202 respondents to the poll – which ran on the C+D website from April 18-26 – 160 (79%) said they do not support…

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Well blames ‘difficult’ pharmacy conditions for £4m drop in revenue

Well’s revenue for the year ending June 30, 2018 was £775.4m, a £3.8m drop from the £779.2m recorded in the previous 12 months, the multiple’s…

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More than 6,000 respond to pharmacist apprenticeship consultation

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – an employer-led public body not affiliated with a government department – oversaw the 10-day consultation on proposals…

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GPhC: Online pharmacies must check patient ID before supplying opiates

Online pharmacies must “carry out an appropriate identity check” before supplying “certain categories of prescription-only medicines (POMs)” (see below), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) said…

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Manufacturers body: The FMD will cause generics prices to rise

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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Pharmacist Support sees 22% surge in enquiries, as stress levels rise

Enquiries to the charity rose from 1,099 in 2016 to 1,412 in 2018, Pharmacist Support told C+D, mirroring a six percentage point rise in stress…

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Pharmacy minister Steve Brine resigns from government over Brexit

Mr Brine was one of three Conservative MPs to resign on Monday night – including former pharmacy minister Alistair Burt – to vote against the government’s…

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Pharmacy dispensing tokens sent to hotels in fax machine error

The hotel group – the name of which NHS England’s corporate information governance team did not share with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) –…

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