UK’s largest pharmacy chain accused of rorting health service

The UK’s largest pharmacy chain Boots is being accused of forcing staff to “milk” a National Health Service (NHS) scheme aimed at giving sick patients advice, according to local media reports.

The Guardian newspaper claims that Boots' managers have been directing pharmacists to over-provide medicine-use reviews (MUR) to customers so they can collect the $52 per person fee from the NHS.

The MUR is intended to give patients health, diet and medicine management advice. But The Guardian says it has evidence that managers are