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PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

Social deprivation and lack of access to information are potential factors in prescription drug dependence, Public Health England found.

New HIV diagnoses fall more than a quarter

HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen by more than a quarter since 2015, according to Public Health England.

Suicide rates up for first time in 6 years

The number of suicides in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Diabetics encouraged to talk about hypoglycaemia risk

Many people who have a diabetic relative have told them to speak to a healthcare professional about their hypoglycaemia risk.

Call to action over workplace stress in pharmacy

The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a major campaign to highlight mental health concerns in pharmacy.

Suicide awareness from CPPE

CPPE has launched a suicide awareness learning video to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

RxTech day returns

Pharmacy Technician Day returns on 15 October 2019 to celebrate the important work that pharmacy technicians every day. 

New activity guidelines emphasise strength building

The importance of building strength and balance for adults has been emphasised in new physical activity guidelines.

RPS: Chancellor Javid must "look beyond one year"

The government must take a long-term approach to the recruitment and training of pharmacists, the RPS tells Sajid Javid.

Boots trials in-store GP video service

Boots UK has begun trialling an in-store video service giving patients access to GP consultations.

Over-65s flu jab supplier on track to meet “agreed times”

The manufacturer of influenza vaccines for over-65s says it is on track to deliver stock to pharmacies on time.

Pharmacists should dispense high-strength statins OTC says NHS

High-dose statins could be made more easily available without the need for a doctor’s prescription.

Print health warnings on every cigarette, say Scottish researchers

Printing health warnings on individual cigarettes could help reduce smoking, suggests research.

Worries for brain health in low choline levels

Plant-based vegan diets are thought to contribute to an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health.

Back to school asthma warning

Children are up to three times more likely to need medical help for their asthma at the start of the school year.

Lloyds launches Dementia Connect service

LloydsPharmacy has launched Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service in seven of its pharmacies. 

Pharmacy heart check service to launch on October 1

Community pharmacies will trial a new service to help meet the Government's ambitious disease prevention targets.

Surge in care homes using NHSmail

The number of care homes using NHSmail with healthcare professionals like pharmacists has risen more than tenfold.

Boots introduces electric vehicles to delivery fleet

Boots customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have their prescriptions delivered by electric vehicles.

Phoenix opens hub and spoke facility

The new dispensing facility will eventually assemble around 16 million repeat prescriptions a year for the Rowlands group.

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