People & Business

Lloyds ‘Pharmacy of the Year’ announced

The Southmead branch of LloydsPharmacy in Bristol has been named 'Pharmacy of the Year’ at the company's annual awards.

National Living Wage increase in Spring Statement

The National Living Wage will rise to £7.38 per hour from 1 April 2018 it was announced in the Spring Statement

Pharmacy technician development in Scotland

General practice pharmacy technicians in Scotland are set to benefit from a new educational foundation framework, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

RoE Awards: Save the date!

Training Matters is delighted to announce that the Recognition of Excellence Awards 2018 will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 June 2018 at The Dorchester, London.

TM scoops top prize

Training Matters has been named Best Support for the Pharmacy Team at the Avicenna Media Awards for the third consecutive year.

PSNC signals start of planning for DH negotiations

Work has begun in preparation for negotiations with the DH for 2018/19 on pharmacy funding, PSNC has said

RoE: how to create a winning entry

As this year's RoE Awards open for entries, TM gives you the inside scoop on putting together a winning entry, including the types of things our expert judging panel look out for.

RoE Awards are back!

Training Matters is launching its annual hunt for exceptional pharmacy support staff as the Recognition of Excellence Awards 2018 opens for entries.

QPS success for Alphega

Alphega Pharmacy UK members have come out on top at the first quality payments scheme (QPS) review point in April 2017.

Bristol pharmacy goes purple

Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for pancreatic cancer by taking part in ‘Turn It Purple’ for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

PSNC chief executive replacement announced

A new chief executive, Simon Dukes, will take over at PSNC from May

Bowel cancer charities to merge

Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer have announced a merger, aiming to save more lives, improve quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer in the UK.

Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

Lloyds to deliver specialist services

Selected LloydsPharmacy branches are to start delivering specialised treatments in the community as part of parent company Celesio’s ambition to transform healthcare provision and improve patient outcomes.

Numark pharmacy’s flu service goes viral

Anna Pharmacy in Sutton has administered over 500 flu vaccinations in just two months – a record for the family-run store.

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Numark appoints new managing director

Numark has announced the appointment of a new managing director

Celesio UK to recruit for new managing director

Managing director of Celesio UK, Cormac Tobin, has left the company after more than ten years with the Celesio group

Digitally-focused, patient-centred

Consumers live in a digital world and while that presents certain challenges, community pharmacy has to engage with that world and take advantage of what it offers, said AAH's Joe McKenna.

Repositioning pharmacy

In what is a constantly changing environment for pharmacy, John Pignone, sales director at Alliance Healthcare, urged delegates at the Avicenna conference to “be bold and be brave”.
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