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

Arthritis patients experience referral delays, audit finds

Only 20% of patients who see a GP with suspected inflammatory arthritis are referred to a specialist within three days, the target set by NICE, an audit suggests. more →

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 →

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Latest BBC General News

20-year mystery

Twenty years after a 16-year-old boy vanished on a night out in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the BBC has spent months reinvestigating the case. more →

Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany

A failed Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up and injures 12 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach. more →

Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers

Two people are killed and up to 16 more injured after a shooting at a nightclub in the Florida city of Fort Myers, police report. more →

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