Healthcare

PAGB finds age divide in uptake of health technology

The public should be encouraged to make greater use of digital health technologies, the PAGB has said.

Drug overdose now biggest killer of middle-aged men

Suicide is no longer the biggest killer of men in the 35-49 age group, the Office of National Statistics has found.

Diabetes Prevention Programme goes digital

Up to a fifth of places on the flagship NHS England programme are to be delivered digitally.

BMS produces update on HRT shortages

Many pharmacies are experiencing difficulties sourcing some of the most commonly prescribed HRT products.

Javid ramps up no deal medicines budget

The chancellor has made £434m available to avoid disruption in medicines supply in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Recall: aripiprazole 1mg/ml oral solution

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Aripiprazole 1mg/ml oral solution (EL (19)A/20).

Flu vaccine for under-65s to be delayed, says NHS

Community pharmacies may be affected by delayed supplies of one of the recommended flu vaccines.

New contract: services pave way to clinical future

The new contractual framework will considerably expand clinical services from pharmacies over the next five years.

Chief medical officer highlights UK pharmacists’ AMR work

AMR still centre stage in outgoing chief medical officer's final annual report.

Community pharmacies to pilot fast-track UTI service

Pharmacies are to offer a fast track service to women who suspect they have a urinary tract infection.

Smoking during pregnancy numbers still high

More than one in 10 of all pregnant women still smoking at birth, the NHS has warned.

Voice technology to 'reduce pharmacy pressures'

Aims for health information from the NHS website to be provided through voice-assisted technology.

NHS England rebrands DMIRS as CPCS

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service has been renamed the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

NICE warns of indoor pollution dangers

Recommendations of ways to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution has been published in new guidance by NICE.

LGB women missing vital tests due to "fake news"

Lesbian, gay and bisexual women are being urged to attended cervical cancer screening tests as numbers remain low.

RPS welcomes NHS patient safety strategy

The RPS has welcomed the publication of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, and says that pharmacists will take centre stage.

Carer stress rising

Increasing stress levels as 60.6 per cent of carers have reported feeling stressed in 2018-19.

Discuss activities with dementia sufferers, NICE urges

People with dementia should be offered activates to promote wellbeing, according to new NICE guidance.

Integrate pharmacists into diabetes care, says RPS

Pharmacists in all settings should be integrated into services aimed at preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Public would talk to community pharmacist before GP about cancer

Many people would talk to a community pharmacist more often than a GP about the early warning signs of cancer.

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