Spartan Pharmacy has been given a £60 million boost by the Government’s budget.
It will provide up to 400 jobs and support over 400 other people to make up to £60 a day in savings by paying bills in bulk.
This is a huge achievement for the community and our customers, which has been one of the main reasons why we have made this investment.
The first batch of new staff will be introduced over the next few months, with a further 400 new positions to be filled by April 2020.
Spartan is the largest pharmacy in the UK, with more than 100,000 people filling prescriptions in the whole of England and Wales.
The Government said: The Government’s £60 billion investment in community health is a fantastic opportunity for our businesses to grow and create jobs.
The number of people using NHS services in England has grown by more than 20 per cent in the past year, with over 700,000 adults using the NHS to get the treatment they need.
We are working hard to deliver this funding to our communities, and the money we get now will help us meet this goal.
Our first team of 100 staff are now in place, and we will soon be opening a second branch to provide more care to people across the country.
In addition to saving lives, this investment will help save taxpayers around £20 million a year.
The NHS has a long way to go to tackle the challenges facing communities across the UK.
A further £3 million will be used to fund research into the potential health benefits of using bulk billing to pay for drugs.