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A world of change

Having green credentials is no longer enough to make products attractive to consumers. Savvy shoppers are now demanding ethical and sustainable guarantees from the things they buy too.

APPG calls for NHS England to take lead on integration

Provider contracts, including that for community pharmacy, should be aligned to ensure that patients experience coordinated and consistent care, says a report

Tumultuous times

It’s important for pharmacy teams to ensure that their knowledge of bowel conditions is up to date and to know when to refer customers to a GP for advice.

Free at last

Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Amid dramatic cabinet resignations, long-standing health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to foreign secretary and replaced by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

Antidepressants linked to obesity epidemic

People with depression often report changes in their weight. Now new research suggests that antidepressants might contribute to weight gain.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is increasing in prevalence.

Tackling prostate cancer

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the work the charity is doing to improve awareness and understanding of the condition.

One in four emergency admissions avoidable

Nearly 1.5 million emergency admissions could be avoided with better preventive care outside hospitals, according to a new report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.

Getting there first

With thousands of people injured every year in the UK, it is more important than ever for pharmacy teams to understand the basics of first aid and be able to offer customers tips and advice.

HSIS defends supplements use

HSIS has reiterated the important role of vitamin and mineral supplements in bridging nutrient shortfalls after the results of a new review.

NHS to roll out patient app

A new NHS app, which will be available free to patients in England from December 2018, will make it quicker and easier to access health services, it is claimed

All well for HLP registration until March 2019

The level 2 Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework is being updated by HLP Task Group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum with a view to finalising it by March 2019

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Spotlight on STIs

Overall rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016 with around 422,000 cases.

A sporting chance

Obesity and overweight statistics are at an all-time high in the UK, with people of all ages putting their health at risk simply by being too heavy.

Roll out pharmacist-GP collaboration care model, NPA urges

A Sheffield scheme that saw community pharmacy-based support measures free up GP appointments should be used to inform national policy, the NPA has said

Get talking diabetes

One in three people would turn to the internet for medical advice first over talking to a healthcare professional about a health concern, new research from Diabetes UK has revealed.

Numark broaden services support

Numark has developed a structured service programme running throughout the year to help its members gain the maximum benefit from their services and boost income.

RPS targets mental health

A new RPS report calls for pharmacy teams to take on a bigger role in mental health care provision.
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