Analysis

Inconvenient truths

The Health Survey for England highlights the unhealthy behaviours many of us prefer not to think about. Pharmacy teams are ideally placed to help focus people’s minds on making a positive change.

Protection is pivotal

Every four minutes, a young person in England is diagnosed with an STI, but pharmacy teams can help reduce the incidence.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, and experts say no improvement is on the cards. So what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

The white stuff

Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good news for the nation’s health, but the measure may prompt queries from some people living with diabetes.

Antidepressant prescribing on the rise

The prescribing rate of antidepressants is rising. But does this demonstrate an epidemic of misuse or a sign of good care?

Testing times

PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

Breaking point

If not identified and managed appropriately, stress can have a significant negative impact both mentally and physically.

Understanding ADHD

There are practical steps pharmacy teams can take in order to best meet the needs of families living with ADHD.

Boost your microscopic squatters

Pre- and probiotics are a hot topic, but do they have a positive effect on the body or are their benefits more style over substance?

Diabetes denial

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, particularly for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women, and experience life-changing consequences.

The C Word

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers with cancer.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering vital support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

A world of change

Having green credentials is no longer enough to make products attractive to consumers. Savvy shoppers are now demanding ethical and sustainable guarantees from the things they buy too.

Free at last

Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is increasing in prevalence, predicted to become to UK's most common cancer in 2030. 

Tackling prostate cancer

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the work the charity is doing to improve awareness and understanding of the condition.

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to think about whether they are taking steps to meet the needs of their customers who have the condition. 

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS has been at the heart of the nation for 70 years. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

All things being equal

‘Meeting the needs of everyone’ is one of the founding principles of the NHS. 70 years on from its creation, is enough being done to tackle unequal health outcomes?

Warning Signs

While medical advances are making strokes less fatal, there are signs that patients are being affected at a younger age due to lifestyle factors.

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