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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.

Food hypersensitivity in infants

One in 20 children show food hypersensitivity by two years of age – but not necessarily with IgE markers

Coffee consumption linked to smoking

Smoking and caffeine consumption seem to be linked, according to a new study in the UK and Netherlands.

Public still underestimates obesity-cancer link

Forty-one per cent of adults in Britain don’t know that being overweight increases cancer risk
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The Government must take steps to rein in the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims as numbers rocket, NAO warns

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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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The PDA pulls apart the GPhC’s proposed revalidation framework, saying it is actually referring to CPD

Reflux

Reflux affects 30 per cent of infants. Also called regurgitation, it occurs when the stomach contents are brought back u...

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, ...