Healthcare

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.

Nation’s eating habits “huge cause for concern”

Two-thirds of adults eat three or fewer portions of fruit and/or vegetables a day, a new survey by Diabetes UK has revealed.

The future's digital

Technology is a vital part of community pharmacy’s future, says Cormac Tobin, managing director of Celesio UK, LloydsPharmacy’s parent company.

Reappointed Hunt envisages ‘bigger role’ for pharmacy

Jeremy Hunt is prepared to engage personally with pharmacists on a manifesto pledge to make greater use of the sector in healthcare, he told Confed17

Well launches ‘prescription experts’ campaign

Pharmacy chain Well has launched a new nationwide campaign to increase brand awareness, drive prescriptions and further improve consumer perceptions of the company.

‘Hazardous Waist’ materials available to support Men’s Health Week

With Men’s Health Week 2017 set to kick off on 12 June, the Men’s Health Forum has released a range of materials to help spark conversations on the theme of ‘Hazardous Waists’.

Charity opposes axing GF prescriptions

Coeliac UK is “fundamentally opposed” to the complete removal of access to gluten-free food on prescription, as proposed in the Department of Health’s consultation.

Waist-to-height ratio more accurate obesity indicator than BMI

Calculating a person’s waist-to-height ratio has been confirmed as the most accurate and efficient way of identifying obesity risk, says new study.

No need to avoid gluten, says BMJ

People who do not have coeliac disease should not be encouraged to eat a gluten-free diet, says a new study published in the BMJ.

E-cig users quit tobacco

More than half of the current 2.9 million e-cigarette users in the UK have quit smoking tobacco, according to a new study by Action on Smoking and Health.

Nutricia launches infant feeding symptom checker

A new online symptom checker for common infant feeding problems has been launched by Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.

Labour leak shows commitment to pharmacy

The leaked draft Labour manifesto outlines a halt to pharmacy closures and a review of pharmacy provision

Pharmacy bodies launch General Election resource

The national pharmacy bodies have launched www.pharmacymanifesto.com, with resources to use during the General Election campaign

20 million Brits at risk of heart disease

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, increasing their risk of heart disease, says new British Heart Foundation report.

New tool for identifying barriers to medical adherence

A tool to identify patient barriers to adherence to routine care has been developed by the University of East Anglia with Pharmacy Research UK funding.

Brits cutting back on alcohol, reveals Mintel

One third of Brits have reduced or limited their alcohol intake over the past 12 months, reveals new research from Mintel.

Brits in denial about their health, reveals new survey

Some 61 per cent of British adults are in denial about their health and resort to telling fibs about their healthy living habits.

Eye health warning to mark No Smoking Day

The relationship between smoking and sight loss is as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer, warns Eye Health UK.
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