Pharmacy News

Cash incentives help smokers to quit

People given cash incentives to stop smoking are more likely to quit, research shows. more →

Boots’ sunscreen lotion fails Which? test

Two sunscreens, including one manufactured by Boots, have failed sun protection tests, according to research conducted by the UK consumer watchdog Which? more →

Alistair Burt named new pharmacy minister

New health minister Alistair Burt has taken over responsibility for pharmacy from former health minister Earl Howe. more →

PSNC in negotiations over minor ailments service

PSNC is in discussion with NHS Employers about a national community pharmacy minor ailments service. more →

Technicians seek powers that threaten patient safety, claims PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has concerns about technicians performing certain tasks without a pharmacist present. more →

NHS failing people with skin diseases

A report by the King’s Fund into the current state of NHS dermatology services has identified staff shortages, poor training, inconsistent quality in diagnosis and treatment, and large variations in access to specialist care, affecting millions of patients across the UK each year. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests. more →

Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers more →

New pharmacy rules 'to cut errors'

The government hopes a new "no-fault" airline-style error reporting system for chemists will help identify and reduce dispensing mistakes. more →

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Latest BBC General News

PM and EC president hold reform talks

Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe. more →

Triple murder suspect found dead

Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford. more →

'Sort it' business secretary tells O2

Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles. more →

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