LloydsPharmacy eyes NHS hospital chemists

LloydsPharmacy is in talks with NHS bosses to take over a string of NHS hospital pharmacies, according to the Telegraph.
The update follows Lloyds acquiring 281 pharmacies from supermarket Sainsbury’s for £125 million in July this year.
In February this year, moreover, Lloyds and The Pennine Acute NHS Trust partnered up to trial a new pharmacy-led clinic at the North Manchester General Hospital’s A&E unit.
It is unknown how many NHS hospital pharmacies could be taken over by the firm.
Lloyds is the UK’s second biggest pharmacy after Alliance Boots. It operates more than 1,550 stores and is owned by Stuttgart-based healthcare and pharmaceutical firm Celesio AG.

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