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The eyes are delicate organs that are susceptible to a range of conditions that can be picked up during a routine eye exam, but people aren’t going as often as recommended.

From the pill to MMR: top 10 NHS medicines listed

The contraceptive pill, beta blockers and the MMR vaccine are among the most important medicines to be introduced since the creation of the NHS, medicines experts say in a new report

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts"

NICE champions community pharmacy

NICE has published guidance covering how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, including people with long-term conditions.

Pet Health

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about common conditions affecting pets and their treatments and prevention.

HPV vaccine extended to boys

Boys aged between 12 and 13 in England will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from HPV-related cancers, the Government has announced.

Bowel cancer screening age drop

The age for bowel cancer screening is to be brought forward on the recommendation of an independent expert screening committee.

Nicotine linked to cot death

Exposure to nicotine during pregnancy, whether from cigarettes, NRT or e-cigarettes, increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (cot death), says new research.

Reflections on… revalidation: part 4

In the latest of our series, Asha Fowells charts her experience of the revalidation process and planned CPD entries.

Vaping not risk-free, study suggests

A new study suggests that vaping may not be as safe as some have thought – but Public Health England has warned that the news should not deter any smokers from switching to e-cigarettes

Mixed views on unannounced inspections

A proposal from the General Pharmaceutical Council to make pharmacy inspections unannounced has had varied responses, with some voicing support for the proposed change and others expressing concern

The C Word

There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers with cancer.

Exercise improves mood – but ‘more isn’t always better’, says study

A major US study points to a clear association between regular exercise and a reduction in poor mental health – but suggests that ‘more exercise is not always better’

Superdrug sells HIV test kit giving results in 15 minutes

Superdrug is to sell an HIV testing kit, allowing customers to self-test at home using a finger-prick blood sample and see a result in 15 minutes

EMA: Recalled valsartan could cause 1 extra cancer case per 5,000 patients

The European Medicines Agency has issued an update on its investigation into the health risks of taking valsartan medicines containing an impurity that may have carcinogenic potential

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All London GP practices making use of EPS

Every eligible GP practice in the capital has switched to sending electronic prescriptions directly to pharmacies, NHS Digital has announced

Professionalism and professional judgement part one

This is the first CPPE module in our series on professioalism and professional judgement.

Rowlands Pharmacy and NSPCC relaunch partnership

Rowlands Pharmacy and the NSPCC are relaunching their relationship to focus on preventing child neglect in local communities by providing helpful advice and support to parents when they need it most.

PAGB calls for national self care strategy

The PABG has called for national strategy for self care, whilst creating a culture where people feel empowered to look after their health and wellbeing.
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From the pill to MMR: top 10 NHS medicines listed

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£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

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