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Population Health

The role of pharmacy in tobacco harm reduction

In an effort to accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence and smoking-related population harm, the tobacco harm reduction approach has been increasingly recognised by public health organisations. 

Greener schemes in pharmacy

From blister packs to PPE, the range of pharmacy items that can now be recycled is growing all the time. 

Utilising Self Care Week

Self Care Week is an opportunity to support people in taking care of their own health and wellbeing now and in the future. 

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

It is time to Turn it Purple to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 16-22 November 2020 and is a chance for the UK to “get thinking about drinking”.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week

Community pharmacy is ideally placed to help raise awareness of Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2020. 

The obesity agenda

Obesity has been moving up the Government’s agenda in recent years, but the UK population is still piling on the pounds. 

World Pharmacy Technician Day

This year's World Pharmacy Technician Day celebrates the hard work of pharmacy technicians during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Guarding against antibiotic resistance

Everyone has a part to play in the appropriate use of antibiotics, and pharmacy teams are ideally placed to help.

Discovering vitamin D deficiency

With everyone encouraged to stay home as much as possible during the pandemic, have people been getting enough vitamin D? 

Cancer during Covid-19

Fears about cancer can put many people off seeking help, but added concerns around Covid-19 have, in some cases, put even more barriers in place.

Wellbeing worries

Covid-19 has taken its toll on many people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, but pharmacy teams can help.

Dealing with diabetes

People with diabetes are at increased risk of the complications of Covid-19 so what do you need to know?

Halting HPV

Experts suggest that hundreds of lives will be saved every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test.

Don't bet on it

With gambling addiction on the rise, more people than ever are starting to suffer serious health problems connected to their compulsion. 

Sight savers

With a recent study showing age-related macular degeneration is on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to help people safeguard their sight?

Better outcomes

With treatments becoming more widely available for people with cystic fibrosis, community pharmacy has many opportunities to help.

Recognising endometriosis

Endometriosis is as common in women as diabetes, but diagnosis can take years, help spot the condition to make a difference.

Addiction prescription

PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of medicines.

Opening doors

The NPA says it’s time to improve everyone’s knowledge of pharmacy's potential as planning for AYP Week gets underway.

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