Hub & Spoke for Independent Pharmacies Given the Green Light

Fantastic news on the 13th May 2024 with the government responding to the consultations and committing to enact the final stages of legislation for Hub & Spoke prescription assembly.  It has been a long two-year wait since the public consultation concluded, during which much has changed in the pharmacy sector, but also where many fundamental […]

The Pharmacy Group announces evolution to Pharmacy+Health

Following its partnership with HubRx last month (March), The Pharmacy Group is now set to transform and rebrand as Pharmacy+Health. The rebrand of the independent chain to Pharmacy+Health (pronounced Pharmacy ‘plus’ Health) is the first phase in further investment led by CEO Daniel Lee to ‘re-engineer’ community pharmacy. Daniel Lee said: “Our new Pharmacy+Health identity […]

HubRx acquires community pharmacy group to prove benefits of hub and spoke

The team behind HubRx, the UK’s first automated hub and spoke facility for independent pharmacies, has announced the acquisition of The Pharmacy Group. Founded in 1984 by the Lestner family, The Pharmacy Group is a 33-strong chain of community pharmacies based in Yorkshire which employs more than 300 people. Following its acquisition, The Pharmacy Group […]

Blog: It’s time to get off the dispensing hamster-wheel

Mike Hewitson, Superintendent Pharmacist and Managing Director of Beaminster Pharmacy Like most pharmacies right now, we’re finding it tough. Not only is it difficult to find the right mix of skills and experience, but staff costs are going through the roof. Add that to spiraling energy costs and a supply chain that is in a […]

HubRx appoints Superintendent Pharmacist

HubRx has appointed Dr Sarah Passmore as Superintendent Pharmacist ahead of the UK’s first state-of-the-art automated pharmacy hub for independent community pharmacists launching. Sarah joins the team with more than 20 years of pharmacy experience. Starting her career within community pharmacy, Sarah has held key regulatory roles with Rowlands Pharmacy over a 11-year tenure which […]

HubRx appoints senior duo ahead of launching UK first for pharmacy

HubRx has appointed Matthew Tollefson as chief financial officer and Karl Wooldridge as operations director as it prepares to launch the UK’s first state-of-the-art automated pharmacy hub for independent community pharmacists. Matthew joins the HubRx team, headed up by CEO Daniel Lee the founder of Pharmacy2U, from Leeds-based corporate finance firm Sentio Partners. He has […]

It’s official – we’re one of the ‘most exciting companies’ of 2022

Joining an impressive line-up of just 50 innovators, HubRx has been named by Yorkshire Business Insider as one of the Most Exciting Companies in the region. Now in its fourth year, the Most Exciting Companies list showcases businesses under seven years old that the editorial team at Insider believes has ‘star potential’. Upon announcing this […]

Collaboration is the key: Independents shouldn’t have to go it alone

According to recent research, the pandemic has helped positively change patient perception of community pharmacy. But despite a desire to extend the clinical services they provide, many say they’re hindered by a lack of time, staff training and funding.  Daniel Lee, CEO of HubRx explores the hurdles independent pharmacists must overcome and why he believes […]

Patients more positive about clinical services

Sixty-seven per cent of UK independent pharmacists say the pandemic has changed perception and now patients are now more positive about the clinical services they offer. The research, carried out with an independent panel of more than 100 community pharmacists and commissioned by HubRx, revealed that 35 per cent had increased their clinical services to […]

Debunking hub and spoke myths

In our latest blog we’re debunking hub and spoke myths. Recently we asked a panel of more than 100 independent pharmacists for their views on hub and spoke. We found that 60 per cent were interested in it, with 12 per cent saying they had already decided that they will use it when they can. […]