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

NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030'

Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan. more →

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease. more →

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6.20. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging. more →

NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030'

Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan. more →

Alfie hospital hits out at 'barrage of abuse'

Alder Hey Hospital, where the toddler is being treated, has seen several protests in recent weeks. more →

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