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Weekly News Round-Up: Pharmacies, drugs and Prince Charles

Pharmacy charged NHS £89 for cod liver oil it could have got for £3

Dozens of Lloyds pharmacies dispensed packs of the tablets that cost £89 instead of a £3 option, taking advantage of a loophole in NHS rules which

Charity boss lobbied Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over NHS privatisation, documents show

Charity boss lobbied Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over NHS privatisation, documents show

A charity boss who got members of his organisation to help pay for his birthday party at the House of Lords has been lobbying the Health Secretary for …

NHS commissioning groups already restricting access to care, survey reveals

NHS commissioning groups already restricting access to care, survey reveals

Patients are being denied treatment for hernias, cataracts and infertility because the new GP-led groups that control £65bn of NHS funding are imposing new restrictions on access to care, research …

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Nick Clegg was accused last night of mounting a Whitehall cover-up over claims that he helped fast-track Government funds for a charity linked to his …

Taxpayers billed £73,000 to ‘coach’ the man with no shame and two colleagues ahead of grilling by MPs over NHS IT system disaster

Taxpayers billed £73,000 to ‘coach’ the man with no shame and two colleagues ahead of grilling by MPs over NHS IT system disaster

TAXPAYERS were billed more than £73,000 for consultants to help prepare beleaguered NHS chief Sir David Nicholson …

A&E patients being forced to wait in ambulances for up to eight hours because of lack of beds

A&E patients being forced to wait in ambulances for up to eight hours because of lack of beds

Patients are being kept in ambulances for up to eight hours because there are not enough beds in A&E, figures show.

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National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed “domestic extremists”.

The National Domestic Extremism Unit is using surveillance techniques

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Authorities at GCHQ, the government eavesdropping agency, are facing embarrassing revelations about internal correspondence in which Wikileaksfounder Julian Assange is discussed, apparently including speculation that he is being framed by Swedish authorities …

Queen’s speech revives ‘snooper’s charter’ legislation

Queen’s speech revives ‘snooper’s charter’ legislation

The government appears to have left open the door to the resurrection of the controversial “snooper’s charter” bill to track everyone’s email, internet and mobile text use. Whitehall sources confirmed that the possibility of …

Ten thousand violent crime cases dealt with by ‘community resolution’ methods

Ten thousand violent crime cases dealt with by ‘community resolution’ methods

The police are dealing with as many as one in eight violent offences, including knife crimes and domestic violence, by getting the offender to apologise to the victim rather …

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