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Healthcare

Plan now for 15% spike in AMD cases, researchers warn

Health systems across Europe should start planning now for the increasing prevalence of AMD, researchers have said.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week "more important than ever"

As Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off for 2019 the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) says: “it is more important than ever”.

Action on mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation reinforces the need for more recognition of mouth cancer during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Social prescribing

A new independent academy for social prescribing is being set up in partnership with Sport England, Arts Council England and voluntary sector partners.

Development of UK alcohol clinical guidelines underway

PHE is collaborating with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to produce the first UK-wide clinical guidelines for alcohol misuse.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

Flu vaccinations offered in 189 pharmacies in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Play safe with fireworks

NHS doctors and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge people to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations.

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

MPs call for ‘sustainable funding’ for N Ireland pharmacies

CPNI welcomes MPs' call for ‘sustainable funding’ for pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

Fluoxetine 30mg and 40mg SSPs extended into next month

The DHSC has extended the end date of the serious shortage protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 30mg and 40mg capsules.

Stroke “rising dramatically” among the young

The number of under 65s suffering strokes is "rising dramatically" but most people still believe it mainly occurs among the elderly.

NHS drive to increase vaccination uptake

More vaccinations should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, says a new NHS review.

Commission a national EHC service, DH urged

The DHSC has been urged to introduce national service specifications for smoking cessation and EHC.

Breast cancer deaths down 44 per cent in 20 years

More than 130,000 breast cancer deaths in the UK have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to a new Cancer Research UK analysis.

BHF warns of gender divide in heart attack treatment

Stark inequalities in awareness, diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks are leading to women dying every day in the UK, according to the BHF. 

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

UK should be smoke-free by 2030, says PHE

A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.  

Pharmacists to switch fluoxetine strengths as first SSP introduced

Pharmacists have been granted powers to dispense an “alternative strength or pharmaceutical form” of fluoxetine.

NHS flu vaccination advertising starts early October

The campaign will consist of TV, radio and digital advertising supported by search and partnership activity.

Sore throat service to run in 50% of Welsh pharmacies

A sore throat test-and-treat service will be rolled out across 50 per cent of pharmacies in Wales this winter, Vaughan Gething said.

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