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What’s the truth about free NHS Calpol?

Pharmacists won’t prescribe Calpol or hand out free plasters, but they can treat many other minor ailments It all started with a post from a mum on Facebook and led to a huge hike in hits on the NHS Choices … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

Greater Manchester Police has described the investigation that led to the arrest and conviction for murder of nurse Victorino Chua as one of the biggest and most complex it has ever carried out. Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill … Continue reading

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New pharmacy rules ‘to cut errors’

Seven patient deaths have been linked to mistakes made by high street chemists since 2009 Health ministers want to introduce an airline-style error reporting system for the UK’s high street pharmacies. The government hopes it will provide more accurate information … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Did killer nurse fake qualifications?

A nurse has been convicted of murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others at a Greater Manchester hospital. Greater Manchester Police say the investigation which led to Victorino Chua’s arrest and conviction was one of the the biggest and most … Continue reading

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VIDEO: ‘Poor care lets down dying patients’

Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care, according to the organisation that investigates complaints about the NHS in England. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman says too many people are dying without dignity and spending … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Why measure feet with iPads?

If you go to a shoe shop during half term next week, you may see lots of children getting their feet measured with iPads. Shoe company Clarks has bet millions on the scheme, hoping it will be rewarded with an … Continue reading

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Largest NHS trust is ‘inadequate’

Services run by the biggest NHS trust, including two more of its hospitals, have been labelled “inadequate” by inspectors. Barts Health NHS Trust was placed in special measures in March, but has faced further inspections by the Care Quality Commission. … Continue reading

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Largest NHS trust is ‘inadequate’

Services run by the biggest NHS trust, including two more of its hospitals, have been labelled “inadequate” by inspectors. Barts Health NHS Trust was placed in special measures in March, but has faced further inspections by the Care Quality Commission. … Continue reading

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English drink ‘more than estimated’

Many official surveys ignore drinking on special occasions, researchers said The amount of alcohol people in England drink has been underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research. In England, surveys measuring … Continue reading

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English drink ‘more than estimated’

Many official surveys ignore drinking on special occasions, researchers said The amount of alcohol people in England drink has been underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research. In England, surveys measuring … Continue reading

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