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  • Bid to open Benbecula's first chemists rejected

    November 21, 2013 6:10 PM 39

    A pharmacies company has been refused permission to open the first chemists on Benbecula in the Western Isles. The isles' pharmacies practices committee has agreed unanimously to refuse the application to set up a premises in Balivanich. Committee members said they had not been convinced by Local Pharmacies Limited's case for the chemists. Local GPs who receive

  • First babies born in new maternity departments

    November 21, 2013 5:38 PM 28

    THE first babies have been born at the new-look maternity units serving the residents of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. At 12 minutes past midnight on Wednesday an 8lb 1oz baby boy was born at the expanded maternity unit of Barnet Hospital, in Wellhouse Lane, High Barnet. Barnet Hospital now has has an antenatal and postnatal ward with 48 beds, as well as the birth

  • Asian boy to get transplant after Asian donor appeal

    November 21, 2013 1:07 PM 26

    A two-year old whose parents have appealed for more people from the Asian community to register as bone marrow donors is to be given a transplant. Gaurav Bains, of Tipton, West Midlands, could develop aggressive childhood leukaemia without the operation. Gaurav's father, Sunny Bains, thanked supporters saying "our feelings towards Gaurav's donor are overwhelming

  • British GPs are best paid in the West... but our nurses get less than average

    November 21, 2013 7:01 AM 31

    Britain's GPs are the best paid in the Western world, while their nursing colleagues are way down the pay league, a report reveals today. Self-employed family doctors pick up salaries of about £103,000 – 3.4 times the size of average earnings and the highest ratio among member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • 'Heart-tugging letters that make me weep for the plight of our lonely elderly': BEL MOONEY calls for Mail readers to help her spend £6m of Lottery money to tackle a crisis that shames us all

    November 21, 2013 5:08 AM 45

    Here is this grandmother's confession. I may not have a tattoo (yet!) but I do have three piercings in one ear and feel as at home in biker boots and leathers as I do in skyscraper heels. Like many people my age - 67 - I think of getting older as a necessary pain, to be faced with good humour and an increase of out-and-out rebellion. I know many of you share

  • Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton 'short of senior doctors at night and weekends'

    November 21, 2013 12:03 AM 35

    News Send your news, pictures & videos NOT enough senior doctors are available to see patients at night and at weekends at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital, a report has found. The revelation is one of a number uncovered in a report published today by the Care Quality Commission after a rigorous inspection of the hospital last month. The report also called

  • A&Es get extra money as winter bites

    November 20, 2013 8:21 PM 43

    The government is expected to make an extra £150m available for A&E units in England as they gear up for what looks set to be a tough winter, the BBC understands. Ministers are known to be worried about how hospitals will cope this winter. The major A&Es are already missing the four-hour waiting time target even though winter is just beginning. The money

  • Instagram yourself thin: Woman loses 9 stone with food selfies

    December 5, 2001 12:00 AM 44

    WHOEVER said #foodporn can’t be healthy clearly hasn’t tried the Instagram diet. After unsuccessfully trying a handful of fad diets – inluding Paleo and Atkins - the 22-year-old took matters into her own hands. With dieting app My Fitness Pal, she was able to tailor-make a personal diet plan. The app takes into consideration a person's height, weight