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Mediclinic News : Netcare to outsource nearly 90 retail operations to Clicks

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Netcare to outsource nearly 90 retail operations to Clicks

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2016-06-09

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DAILY NEWS Healthcare group Netcare yesterday announced a long-term agreement to outsource 88 retail operations to Clicks. A statement from the operator of the largest private hospital, primary healthcare, emergency medical services and renal care networks in South Africa said the trans-action was not expected to result in any job losses. Netcare said it was out-sourcing its 37 retail pharmacies and 51 Netcare hospital retail front shop operations to the national pharmacy, health and beauty retail chain from October, subject to conditions, including granting of regulatory approvals. Netcare to outsource nearly 90 retail operations to Clicks Richard Friedland, Net-care's chief executive, said specific staff members in Medicross and retail front shops in hospitals would be transferred to Clicks on terms similar to their current conditions of employment, and any staff members indirectly affected would be retained in the business. The agreement with Clicks, which has more than 380 in-store dispensaries and 180 primary care clinics, excludes the dispensing of prescriptions. David Kneale, Clicks Group chief executive, said the group would be rebranding the Medicross pharmacies and Netcare front shops to Clicks.
Created at 2016/06/13 11:33 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2016/06/13 11:33 AM by Mediclinic