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Boots to "transform pharmacy experience"

Pharmacy is changing, according to Boots UK, as the company transforms how customers access healthcare.

Skin scanning service

Boots UK is trialling a private Skin Scanning Service in 50 stores across the UK in conjunction with ScreenCancer.

No fun in the sun

Warnings about getting burnt in childhood as research finds 49 per cent of parents think it is OK to let their children have tanned skin.

Helping to stop strokes

NHS England announces scheme aimed at spotting heart conditions earlier, as part of its renewed focus on preventing and tackling killer conditions.

HIV at home

Boots has introduced the BioSURE HIV Self Test Kit in 813 stores and online, helping customers manage their own health.

Zapping headaches

NHS England has announced it will fund a handheld device that can help manage cluster headaches.

Lung cancer affecting non-smokers

The number of non-smokers being diagnosed with lung cancer is growing, with many cases incurable.

All about activity

Children under five years of age need to spend less time sitting and watching screens, according to new guidelines.

Bayer expands business training

Bayer’s Business Fit for the Future programme launches its second module on how to make the most of technology.

Value of vaccines

New vaccination data highlights that there’s work to be done to improve childhood vaccination rates, despite some positive signs. 

Oral care obligation

PSNC is urging pharmacy teams to prepare for NHS England's mandatory oral health campaign, running from 13 May to 13 June.

Future of pharmacy

PSNC has launched a video animation explaining how community pharmacies will fit into the NHS in the future.

Technology opening windows

A new report highlights the role technology could play in increasing vaccination awareness and uptake rates.

HPV vaccination success

A routine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of girls aged 12 to 13 in Scotland has led to a reduction in cervical disease.

The pollution threat

Some 13 per cent of childhood asthma cases diagnosed globally each year are linked to traffic pollution, according to a new study.

Taking it home

Women in the UK will be able to conduct self-tests for human papillomavirus (HPV) as part of a pilot scheme.

No smoke, no fire

The increased growth of largely unregulated e-cigarettes has not been associated with the uptake in smoking among teenagers.

Pharmacy's role in sexual health

PHE demonstrates the valuable role of pharmacy in providing sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services.

Tackling type 2

Some 17,000 people across the UK have now completed the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

A gentle nudge

The general health of the public and public healthcare costs affected by patients not taking their medicines as prescribed.

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