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Nov 01, 2021

What do you make of the Lloydspharmacy sale announcement?

Lloydspharmacy’s parent company McKesson has sold off its UK businesses to the private equity firm Aurelius Group for £477 million. Private equity firm Aurelius acquires Lloydspharmacy’s UK parent company in £477m deal | Chemist+Druggist :: C+D ( What do you make of the announcement? Do you work for Lloydspharmacy? Are you concerned by the move? Share your thoughts below.
Sep 01, 2021

No comments

I agree with the most recent posts, after the new website update, where are the comments after each article. Whether you agree or disagree with a comment at least there is a flavour of the mood amongst our profession. I hope c + d look into this and make the necessary changes. 
Aug 27, 2021

Oh dear

Yes changes very much for the worse. Comments need to be linked directly to article. For example Lloyds superintendent now involved in patient safety??!!! the same company who drives down pay and working conditions concerned about standards wtf! Yet there is nowhere to comment on this
Aug 26, 2021

How are you preparing for the next flu season?

With a global lack of defence built up against flu, modelling for this next season suggests that flu levels in the UK could be up to 50% larger than typically seen for the 2021/22 flu season. So, how are you and your team preparing to ramp up this year's service? Will you be offering flu vaccinations alongside COVID-19 booster jabs? Share your thoughts and experience below.
Aug 19, 2021

How Should CPCS Be Improved?

As has been discussed before CPCS is a mixed bag. For some, it's been an effective tool for having a paid service to common things like emergency supply, although it is also marred with a variety of issues in the appropriateness and quality of the referrals. In my personal experience, it has been a tool that is known but not often used.  Is it fit for purpose? Does it solve an issue? What needs to happen to improve it? Should it be scrapped? CPCS Service Specification CPCS Toolbox for Pharmacy
Aug 03, 2021

Where did comments go?

Unless I'm missing something, I'm sad to see that comments have disappeared from under articles. They often provided a deeper interest/insight into each subject - as well as a chance to vent! - which raised the C&D above similar websites.  These conversation rooms are not nearly so immediate (or easy to navigate) :(

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