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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

Double hand transplant: UK's first operation 'tremendous' success

The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous". more →

Stop making excuses on delays, NHS bosses told

NHS bosses in England are accused by MPs of not being tough enough in tackling delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital. more →

Loss of EU funding 'could cost children's lives' warns hospital

The loss of European funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital says. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Munich gunman 'obsessed with mass shootings'

The teenager who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings, including the Norwegian massacre by Anders Behring Breivik of 2011, German police say. more →

Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest'

So-called Islamic State says it was behind an attack on a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 80 people and injuring 230. more →

Dover ferry port chaos leads to 14-hour traffic jams

Delays at the Port of Dover have caused up to 14-hour tailbacks on the A20 /M20 with Kent Police warning disruption could last for another two days. more →

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