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Child mental disorders rising

One in eight people aged between five and 19 years, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder, according to a new report published by NHS Digital.

Calorie focus for NHS DPP

The NHS will for the first time pilot at scale the very low calorie diets that have been shown to put type 2 diabetes in remission.

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?

Onwards and upwards for EPS

NHS Digital has launched a pilot that could see more than 95 per cent of GP prescriptions processed electronically, saving the NHS time and money.

Working together for self care

The country needs Self Care Communities if we are to make real progress on improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, the inaugural Self Care Summit concluded.

Investing in community

Prime minister Theresa May has outlined plans to make a significant investment in primary and community healthcare of £3.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.

Sore throat service launches

LloydsPharmacy has launched a new nationwide sore throat service to identify Strep A throat infections and help to tackle antibiotic resistance. 

Lives at risk

Most adults in England are living unhealthy lifestyles, putting their lives at risk, according to new statistics from NHS Digital.

Takeaway messages

The temptations of snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

Reports of first FMD-compliant pharmacy

Market Pharmacy in Bolton is the first UK community pharmacy to become fully compliant with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), the NPA claims.

ACPT training from CPPE

The CPPE is rolling out its online accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme.

AF increases dementia risk

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with faster cognitive decline and an increased risk of dementia, especially in women, according to a new report in the journal Neurology.

A pharmacy stalwart

Almost 30 years into her career at Hughes Pharmacy, Cora Quigley is heavily involved in community life, delivering more than just the average prescription when required.

News in brief: 3 December

A brief news round up from the week commencing 3/12/2018.

The Pharmacy Xchangeathon

Identifying ways for community pharmacy to take a leading role in managing minor ailments and support self care was the focus of a recent Pharmacy Xchangeathon.

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

Multiple sclerosis

This CPD module provides an overview of MS, looking at what the condition is, the symptoms, disease-modifying treatments and importance of symptom management.

Ovulation and pregnancy testing

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about ovulation and pregnancy testing and the advice and products that can help couples trying to conceive.

ACE inhibitors linked to lung cancer?

Using angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a study

AEDs increase stroke risk in AD

Compared with controls, Alzheimer's patients on AEDs were 37 per cent more likely to experience a stroke

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Child mental disorders rising

One in eight people aged between five and 19 years, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder, according to a n...

Calorie focus for NHS DPP

The NHS will for the first time pilot at scale the very low calorie diets that have been shown to put type 2 diabetes in...

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