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Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Problems of the lower GI tract

Some symptoms of lower gastrointestinal disorders can be vague and overlapping, so careful questioning of customers is required

Boots to roll out a cheaper EHC product

Following the recent criticism over the price of EHC, Boots announced that it has sourced a cheaper generic version

New report looks at under-nutrition in UK children

Health and care professionals should work with parents to improve nutritional awareness the Patients Association said as it published a new report

Safe and sound at LloydsPharmacy

We look at how one pharmacy chain has put patient safety right at the forefront of its day-to-day business

More needs to be done to explain pharmacists' role

Patients are failing to recognise the nature of community pharmacists’ extended roles, researchers find

GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

Pharmacy teams surpass flu vaccination record

Pharmacy teams administered 221,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in the previous year.

Pregnancy & babycare: Fact or fiction

Healthcare during pregnancy can be a minefield for many women, with confusing and often contradictory information

Nutrition: Going against the grain

A report published last summer reignited the debate regarding which diet is best for health and weight loss

Fighting the rising threat of anti-science

By Professor Donald Cairns, head of school for pharmacy at Robert Gordon University. Pharmacists need to fight back against the rise in anti-science. We are witnessing a rise in anti-scientific thinking. In America, President Donald Trump has appointed an adviser who denies climate change is caused by human activity. He has also appointed a health adviser who believes vaccines cause conditions such as autism. Here in the UK, leading Conservative politician, Michael Gove, was quoted last year as saying he had “had enough of experts”, simply because the advice he received did not fit with his political views. Meanwhile, large sections of the media regularly publish articles promoting ‘natural’ non-evidence-based therapies, such as homeopathy, acupuncture and massage therapy.

New BLF resources for the pharmacy team

The BLF has produced two new resources aimed at helping pharmacy teams best support their patients with respiratory problems.

Child & teen health: Open wide!

Mary Poppins may have used a spoonful of sugar but nowadays helping the medicine go down is rather more complicated...

CPD: Anxiety disorders in adults

This module will help you understand the main types of anxiety disorder and their therapeutic management

New guidance supports local pharmacy commissioning

New guidance for healthcare commissioners in England aims to support the better use of community pharmacies

Resources for meeting Quality Payment HLP criterion

New PSNC resources are available to help meet the Quality Payment criterion of being a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 on the day of review

Key practice developments of 2016

This CPD module looks at key practice developments in pharmacy over 2016

Brits under-report calorie intake

A recent study conducted by The Behavioural Insights Team suggests our true calorie intake is being underestimated.
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Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

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Flu jabs: let’s do a fantastic job

By NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck. If Australia’s experience is anything to go by, we all need to be ready to dea...

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Significance of responsive feeding

This NPA-accredited module explores the technique of responsive infant feeding and how it can protect against overweight...

NPA unveils national innovation programme

A series of service pilots, funded by the NPA, is seeking to demonstrate to commissioners what pharmacists can deliver

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium

Pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well...