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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

'Patients at risk' from length of GP consultations

The health of patients is being put at risk because GPs are being forced to carry out complex consultations in 10 minutes or less, doctors are warning. more →

Parkinson's protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

A test that can detect the stickiness of a key protein molecule could help diagnose the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a study from the University of Edinburgh suggests. more →

New tax needed to fund NHS and care, says ex-minister

A new tax is needed to ensure the UK has a properly funded health and social care system, doctor and former minister Dan Poulter says. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK

Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be able to lodge their claim in France and not have to wait until they reach British soil, the region's president says. more →

Brussels lab fire 'to destroy evidence'

Five people are arrested over a fire at crime laboratories in Brussels that officials believe may have been started to destroy forensic evidence. more →

Man arrested in Redhill 'child abduction' report

A man is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following the reported abduction of a child in Surrey. more →

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