Something for ‘U’

A new campaign encourages Brits to improve their health and ‘do something good for U’ in JanUary.

Health boost

Resolutions to improve health are common at this time of year. But how can customers stick with their best intentions?

New test could predict dementia risk

Information gathered during routine GP appointments could be used to assess dementia risk, according to a new study.

OTC launch of Docusol

Typharm has announced the OTC launch of Docusol Paediatric Solution.

GSK to focus efforts on pharmacy

The new GSK Consumer Healthcare Business is redoubling its efforts for pharmacy and driving innovation in the OTC market.

Prepare for No Smoking Day

The British Heart Foundation is encouraging pharmacy teams to make the most of this year’s No Smoking Day.

Over 80 per cent of Brits unaware of exercise guidelines

One in 10 Brits admit to doing no physical activity in the last 10 years, according to a survey commissioned by the BHF.

PSNC demands clarification over cuts

PSNC demands further detail from NHSE about plans for community pharmacy before negotiations on the subject can begin.

New Year: new reflections

The New Year provides a time to reflect on both the year gone by and the opportunities ahead, says Joanne Taylor.

Spotlight on COPD

PHE is highlighting the debilitating nature of COPD, as new data shows that over one million Brits are living with the condition.

‘Activity equivalent’ food labelling proposed

RSPH calls for the introduction of ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labelling on food and drink packaging.

Half of Brits deem themselves healthy

New research reveals half of Britons describe their health as good, with just 15 per cent admitting they're  unhealthy.

Does your team deserve a flu fighter award?

Nominations are now open for the 2016 annual Flu Fighter Awards.

Strict new alcohol guidelines revealed

Tough new guidance for alcohol consumption warns that drinking any level of alcohol poses a substantial risk to health.

PV wants pharmacy staff views on patient safety

PV launches patient safety survey to reveal the challenges faced by community pharmacy and develop appropriate solutions.

Hundreds of independents rally against efficiency plans

Independent pharmacies register to join a coordinated response to NHSE proposals for ‘efficiencies’ in the pharmacy sector.

Funding cuts toolkit from Numark

Numark launches toolkit for members to help raise local awareness of the planned cuts to pharmacy funding.

Number of people with diabetes exceeds 4 million

The number of people living with diabetes in the UK exceeds four million for the first time, according to Diabetes UK.

‘Sugar Smart’ campaign launches

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign encouraging parents to get ‘Sugar Smart’ and limit their children’s sugar intake.

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