Healthcare

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

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.

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.

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

Two new flu vaccines for over-65s next year

The aTIV vaccine will continue to be recommended, along with two soon-to-be-licensed products, NHS England said

Aspirin may cut ovarian cancer risk

Aspirin may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer, reports JAMA Oncology

Men struggle with stress

Only one in four men feel able to talk to friends and family when they are stressed, according to a new study by the Mental Health Foundation.

Pancreatic cancer death rates rising

Pancreatic cancer death rates in the EU have increased by five per cent between 1990 and 2016, according to a new report published by UEG to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Nutrition focus for Self Care Week

A vitamin D factsheet – the first in a new range from the Self Care Forum – has been launched during Self Care Week to highlight why nutrition is important in self care.

‘Prevention is better than a cure’, says health secretary

Prevention will be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, shifting the healthcare focus to primary and community care services and the value they can bring in offering early support.

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

Hypoglycaemia: especially dangerous in dementia

Severe hypoglycaemia is more deadly in people with diabetes and dementia than in those with diabetes alone, according to research presented in Berlin recently

GSK temporary stock shutdown: latest

GSK has placed a temporary hold on stock distribution to facilitate its move towards a reduced wholesaler model

Healthy lifestyles reduce stroke risk, says study

Healthy lifestyle interventions can reduce people’s chance of having a stroke, even if they are at high genetic risk. This is according to a new study published in the BMJ.

Smoking increases risk of dementia?

Smoking may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to research published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

All about AMR

Public Health England is ramping up its antibiotic resistance awareness-raising activities with the return of ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ and this year, there’s a focus on pharmacies.

Aspirin could cut cancer deaths, study finds

Low-dose aspirin seems to increase survival and reduce metastatic spread in people being treated for some cancers, according to a new metaanalysis

NHS Trafford CCG sets up pharmacy care home team

The Medicines Optimisation Care Homes Team will be working with GPs to help residents get the most out of their medication, says the CCG

Urgent controls on supply of 150mcg AAIs

Pharmacies have been asked to implement controls on the supply of 150microgram adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) with immediate effect due to stock level issues reaching a “critical” stage

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