Jonathan Power, Chief Executive Officer of Avicenna

Avicenna Pharmacy has announced that it has acquired Warwick-based Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd, consisting of 57 stores.

The latest acquisition by Croydon-based pharmacy chain has pushed its total number of pharmacies to 101 branches.

The new pharmacies are located across Yorkshire, the Midlands, the South of England and Wales. These are all community based, with a mixture of neighbourhood, high street, and health centre locations, the company said.

Jonathan Power, chief executive officer of Avicenna, said: “Dudley Taylor pharmacies are a great fit for the Avicenna family and perfectly complement our existing locations across the North East and the South of England. I look forward to working with our new colleagues and further investing in the stores to help build on their already outstanding level of patient care.

“Over the past year we have invested significantly in the future of our business. As well as upgrading and rebranding stores, we have also founded AviLab, our new tech business unit. AviLab will focus on investments in technologies that can bring substantial benefits to both our stores and those of our independent members, driving innovations for the pharmacy of the future.”

“These dedicated teams are initially focusing on further developing our current pharmacy applications which are both seeing rapid growth. These are AviBuyer, our integrated purchasing system and Manage My Meds, our patient app.”

Dudley Taylor Pharmacies is a family-owned business with a pharmacy tradition dating back to 1948 when Dudley Taylor, a Cornishman, purchased his first pharmacy in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

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