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Becton Dickinson (BD) Rowa® Technologies provide automated warehousing and dispensing solutions for pharmacies and other healthcare facilities. The portfolio also includes a range of digital solutions which enhance customer experience by improving consultation and allowing self-service in the pharmacy environment. With more than 8,000 systems installed worldwide, the Rowa brand stands for quality and reliability. BD is a global medical technology company that promotes healthcare by improving research, diagnostics and care. BD employs over 60,000 people in over 50 countries. Rowa Technologies is supported by around 500 employees throughout Europe, the United States of America and Australia.


Bio-Oil is an award-winning, specialist skincare treatment that has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of scarring, whether from accidents, burns, caesarean section or post-operative; as well as stretch mark, dehydrated skin and uneven skin tone.

Bio-Oil has been formulated with a blend of essential plant oils and vitamin A and E that are known to be beneficial to skin health and appearance.

Bio-Oil also contains a unique ingredient called PurCellin Oil™, which lowers the viscosity of the formulation so that it can be easily absorbed deeper into the skin, rather than acting superficially on the surface. To find out more visit www.bio-oilprofessional.co.uk

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Improving the health and quality of life of patients is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The company concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can improve patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.

Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas: human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals.

As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment.

More information about Boehringer Ingelheim can be found on www.boehringer-ingelheim.com or in our annual report: http://annualreport.boehringer-ingelheim.com.

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The Cambrian Alliance Group has more than 1,300 independent pharmacy members from across the UK making it one of the country’s largest and most successful pharmacy buying groups.

Cambrian Alliance is an independent buying group serving independent pharmacies. As a UK leading buying group, we secure the best prices for our membership to ensure their profits grow, even in the current volatile market conditions.

Our price comparison, stock ordering tool ‘e-CASS’ also helps members save time & money with 98% of pharmacists surveyed saying that ‘e-CASS’ had increased their profitability.


Chiesi Limited is the UK affiliate of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. It is headquartered in Manchester and employs over 250 employees. Chiesi Farmaceutici is an international research-focussed Healthcare Group based in Parma, Italy, with over 80 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The group employs nearly 5,000 people and has affiliates in 26 countries. Chiesi researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in the respiratory therapeutics, specialist medicine and rare disease areas. Its R&D organisation is also headquartered in Parma, Italy, and integrated with six other key R&D groups in France, the USA, the UK, Sweden and Denmark to advance Chiesi’s pre-clinical, clinical and registration programmes.

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Specialist accountancy and tax advice to independent pharmacy owners.
With over 20 years’ experience in advising the pharmacy industry, we can support you to respond quickly and effectively to NHS changes and increased competition.

www.hazlewoods.co.uk @Hazlewoods

Healthpoint TV

Healthpoint TV provide digital marketing solutions for pharmacies. Using the latest Screen technology we install both internal and window screens. The content is bespoke to the pharmacy and changeable every month. With 50 years plus experience in community pharmacy Healthpoint TV is the essential tool in marketing your business.


For a free subscription to The Pharmacist, please go to: www.thepharmacist.co.uk/magazine/

The Pharmacist is the voice for independent community pharmacy in the UK.

Pharmacists are at the frontline of healthcare and are often the first port of call for members of the public. They have taken on an expanded role in healthcare, are providing more clinical services and are becoming even more integrated into the primary care landscape to help the NHS meet the challenges of an ageing population and tightening budgets.

Our readers are the pharmacists who are receptive to change – the early adopters that embrace the developing landscape, pushing their businesses forward.


Pharmacist Support is an independent charity for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students. Free and confidential support includes a stress helpline, wellbeing service, debt, benefits and employment advice, addiction support, an information and enquiry service, careers coaching and financial assistance.
Some of the services are delivered directly by trained volunteer pharmacists. Because there is a shared professional background, these volunteers are uniquely able to understand the specific pressures affecting pharmacists and their families.

For further information visit www.pharmacistsupport.org or contact us on 0808 168 2233, info@pharmacistsupport.org

Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions is a market leader in pharmacy IT solutions, services and management tools including PMR and EPoS, robot integration and automation.

We drive pharmacy value, efficiency, revenue and profitability. Our systems are renowned for their unrivalled stability, incomparable reliability and full integration capabilities. Positive Solutions is committed to the implementation of end-to-end IT solutions, the development of outstanding software and systems integration of our best-in-breed systems. We create dispensing headroom to support centralised medicines assembly and reduced stockholding allowing your pharmacy to focus on the delivery of more clinical services and improved patient outcomes, that will result in greater benefit for your pharmacy.

With more than 20 years development experience, Positive Solutions is the ideal strategic partner to fully understand your business objectives, optimise day-to-day performance in your pharmacy operations, manage change and add commercial value to support the future growth of your pharmacy.


RxWeb is the UK’s only web-based Patient Medical Record (PMR) system designed to be the digital foundation of your pharmacy. RxWeb has been developed to cater to any pharmacist’s needs in any pharmacy type, size or location.

Valneva In Partnership

Over 72 million trips abroad are made from the UK every year.1 However, from a survey of over 1,000 UK travellers, only 41% of travellers sought advice from a clinic before travelling.2 Of those who seek advice, most visit their GP Practice, however in areas of the UK only 9% of GP Practices offer a full travel health service.2 This means that the health of many travellers is potentially at risk.
Valneva UK Limited has, therefore, developed the Valneva in Partnership (VIP) programme – a suite of tools, assets and resources carefully designed to provide pharmacists with the necessary support to develop comprehensive travel health services and address this unmet need.

1. Office for National Statistics. Travel trends: 2016. 18 May 2017. Available online: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/leisureandtourism/articles/traveltrends/2016 (Last accessed March 2018).
2. Data on File. Valneva UK Limited. Exploring UK’s Travellers Habits in Relation to Travel Vaccinations. February 2018

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