COMMERCIAL: The Co-operative Pharmacy has been awarded a seven year outpatient dispensing contract with Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A Co-op team will deliver the service for Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency, and outpatient departments from a purpose-built pharmacy from January 2012.

Andrew Barker, trust clinical director of pharmacy and medicines management, said: “This is an exciting development for us.

“We are breaking new ground and are delighted to be working with The Co-operative Pharmacy on improvements to patient care.

“The business was selected for this ‘first’ at the hospital based on its offering of significant service and quality gains within the overall best financial package.”