Healthcare

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public health impact focus for new toolkit

A new report – Everyday Interactions – and corresponding toolkit aim to support healthcare professionals to record and measure their public health impact.

Walk in my shoes

PSNC has published a toolkit for community pharmacies that are interested in setting up a ‘Walk in my Shoes’ project.

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, the RPS has said

Superdrug in chickenpox vaccination first

Superdrug is the first high street retailer to offer customers a chickenpox vaccination service, which is now available in 58 of its nurse and pharmacist health clinic stores.

Boots apologises over EHC price controversy

Boots says it is “truly sorry” in the heated row over the retail price of its OTC morning-after pill

#AboutBloodyTime

Bodyform and The Self Esteem Team join forces to target teenage girls, smash period taboos and tackle the issue of period poverty with their #AboutBloodyTime campaign.

Face-to-face care still key

Some 69 per cent of people reject any shift from local pharmacies supplying NHS medicines to online retailers, a new report from the NPA has reveals.

Hayfever prevalent among young adults

Allergy prevelance among Brits aged 16-34 is much higher than in those aged 55 and over, according to new figures from Mintel.

Smoking rates at all time low

There are 1.9 million fewer smokers in Britain compared to when the smoking ban was introduced 10 years ago – an all time low, says Cancer Research UK.

All you need to know about infant feeding

Designed to help everyone in the team to navigate the rules, advice and products in this category, the 2017-18 Pharmacy Guide to Infant Feeding is now available.

Focus on shingles vaccine in London

London pharmacies begin a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the national NHS shingles vaccination programme.

Toolkit launched for NHS urgent medicine supply service

A toolkit to help pharmacies deliver the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) Pilot has been launched by NHS England.
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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 W...

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 Mint...

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