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England MMR target met for first time

The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the MMR1 vaccine by their fifth birthday has met the WHO target of 95 per cent for the first time in England.

Focus on dementia

The fear of developing dementia is the number one age-related concern for the over 55s in the UK, new research from Mintel has revealed.

Pharmacy's way forward

PHE has launched Pharmacy: A way forward for public health, a document that sets out the opportunities for commissioners and pharmacy teams to make a difference to the public’s health.

Heart health focus from PHE

One in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are, new analysis from Public Health England’s Heart Age Test has revealed.

Avoidable sight loss affects a million Brits

A million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss and this number is forecast to rise by a third by 2030 if action is not taken, reveals new research published to mark National Eye Health Week.

Numark steps up HLP support

Numark has stepped up its training offering for members trying to achieve healthy living pharmacy status after seeing an increasing demand for support.

GPhC approves new technician training standards

Revised courses for pharmacy technicians are expected to be rolled out from September 2018, following the GPhC’s approval of updated standards  

Minister praises pharmacy (but no mention of funding)

The new pharmacy minister, Steve Brine MP, has made it a “personal priority” to decriminalise dispensing errors

Update: EHC debate rages on

Compulsory pharmacist consultation for EHC isn’t medically necessary and it should be available on general sale, the FRSH’s Dr Jane Dickson has told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Call for greater role for pharmacists in AMS

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship amongst pharmacists has been launched by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

New NHS guidance for acid attacks

NHS England has launched new guidance and information for the public on what to do in the event of an acid attack.

Flu vaccination spec published

The service specification and patient group direction (PGD) for the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18 have been published.

Take a walk

Public Health England (PHE) has launched an app called Active 10 to encourage people to take a 10-minute brisk walk every day.

Sigma funds community pharmacy ‘vision’ research

Sigma is funding a PhD scholarship aimed at developing “a transformative vision” for community pharmacy

Achieving Excellence welcomed by profession

Pharmacy bodies give thumbs up to Scotland’s latest strategy for the profession with its focus on pharmaceutical care

HEE survey into workforce needs

HEE is inviting community pharmacies to participate in the first ever national survey looking at training and development needs across the pharmacy workforce.

LloydsPharmacy combats tampon tax

LloydsPharmacy has announced that it will reduce the price of its sanitary products by five per cent to cover the cost of VAT for customers.

Inspire healthier lifestyles to reduce dementia risk

Three-quarters of adults would consider changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of developing dementia

Price wars

The price of EHC hit the national headlines recently, opening up a heated debate

AYP Week launched

The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.
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England MMR target met for first time

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