Analysis

Understanding learning disabilities

With 1.4 million people in the UK living with a learning disability, pharmacy staff need to understand the issues affecting them.

A pint of O neg, stat!

Pharmacy staff have an important role in raising awareness of the importance of blood donation.

Getting to grips with cannabis-based medicines

Here's a round up of questions concerning the switch of cannabis-based medicinal products to Schedule 2.

Understanding epilepsy

Over 85 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day in the UK, pharmacy teams should be aware of this condition.

Fibre under the microscope

A recent study says fibre offers vital protection against potentially fatal health conditions. How can pharmacy teams help?

Inconvenient truths

The Health Survey for England highlights unhealthy behaviours, pharmacy teams can help people make a positive change.

Protection is pivotal

Every four minutes, a young person in England is diagnosed with an STI, pharmacy teams can help reduce the incidence.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

The white stuff

Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good for the nation’s health, but it may prompt queries from those living with diabetes.

Antidepressant prescribing on the rise

The prescribing rate of antidepressants is rising. But does this demonstrate an epidemic of misuse or a sign of good care?

Testing times

PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

Breaking point

If not identified and managed appropriately, stress can have a significant negative impact both mentally and physically.

Understanding ADHD

There are practical steps pharmacy teams can take in order to best meet the needs of families living with ADHD.

Boost your microscopic squatters

Pre- and probiotics are a hot topic, but do they have a positive effect on the body or are their benefits more style over substance?

Diabetes denial

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, particularly for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women.

The C Word

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

A world of change

Ethical sourcing and sustainability is increasing in popularity for everything, including healthcare products.

Free at last

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

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

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

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