Pharmacy News

LloydsPharmacy acquires Sainsbury's pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy and Sainsbury's announce "strategic partnership" more →

New diabetes treatment

A new diabetes treament, Xultophy, is now available more →

Sugar intake should be halved

Experts have recommended that daily sugar intake be cut by 50 per cent more →

The word on the tweet

There is a thriving network of pharmacy tweeters but recent exchanges have left a sour taste in the mouth – which is a shame as Twitter and social media in general have much to offer the profession. more →

Hospital prescribing errors "substantial"

Problem of prescribing errors in hospitals is “substantial”, pharmacist-led research finds more →

One-in-four pre-reg trainees fail exam

The General Pharmaceutical Council has released the names of the 2,077 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Doctors' leaders call for prescription drug helpline

Doctors' leaders are calling for the urgent introduction of a 24-hour helpline for prescription drug dependence. more →

Liverpool brain injury hospital rated 'outstanding'

A specialist brain injury hospital in Liverpool is rated 'outstanding' by health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission. more →

Pharmacy plan 'could lead to High Street closures'

Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Calais children: Children without UK links among 70 new arrivals

Seventy migrant children from Calais, including the first group without relatives in Britain being brought to the UK under the so-called Dubs amendment, arrive in the country. more →

AT&T announces it will buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

The US telecoms giant AT&T announces that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn), but the deal still needs regulators' approval. more →

Tube alert: Police given more time to hold suspect

Counter-terror police investigating the discovery of a suspicious item on a Tube train are granted a warrant to hold a man for further questioning. more →

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