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Most vulnerable children no longer need to shield

Independent evidence from RCPCH shows the risk of serious illness for children and young people is low.

Women’s health in lockdown

Women may have more specific concerns about their health during this challenging time. It is important to help them stay motivated to protect their health and wellbeing to avoid more serious issues developing in the future.

Warts and all

The diagnosis of warts is usually straightforward but when it is uncertain or if there is a suspicion of actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma, it is important the person is referred.

Hydroxychloroquine 'ineffective in treating Covid-19'

Preliminary results from RECOVERY trial show hydroxychloroquine has no effect on mortality.

Hospitalised Covid patients with diabetes at risk

Study looking at impact of Covid-19 on hospitalised patients with diabetes finds one in ten die within seven days of admission

Technology shaping community pharmacy

Patient apps, a new take on dispensary IT and the ongoing saga of hub-and-spoke are among the elements shaping the development of technology in community pharmacy.

Pets and parasites

Pet owners often have poor knowledge about the internal parasites that can affect their dogs and cats. Pharmacists can help...

Making self care a policy priority

There is still some way to go before self care is established as a policy priority and included in healthcare frameworks.

Promoting good oral care

Pharmacy teams are well-placed to sink their teeth into the oral health challenges described by the Oral Health Foundation in its five-year plan.

New PPI launched

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals has launched omeprazole powder for oral suspension.

Venous leg ulcers: A silent crisis?

Described as ‘a silent crisis’ in a recent report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and Venous Disease (VVAPPG), venous leg ulcers impose a heavy burden on both sufferers and the healthcare system as a whole.

Has obesity been normalised?

In an overweight society, obesity is normalised and sometimes even goes unrecognised. Community pharmacy teams are in a good place to help by engaging customers in a non-judgemental manner and if necessary signposting to further help.

HPV vaccination & pharmacy

HPV vaccination became available to boys last autumn, 11 years after it was introduced for girls. So what opportunities for patient care does this programme and others like it offer community pharmacists?

Medicines reconciliation 'prevents hospital readmission'

Medicines reconciliation could become an essential service in the 2020-21 community pharmacy contractual framework.

Signs of success with MenB vaccination programme

Infant vaccination against group B meningococcal disease (MenB) has resulted in a significant decline in cases.

Heart of the matter: BP checks in pharmacy

A new report recommends that routine health assessments like heart and BP checks need to become a regular part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Lifestyle & prenatal development

Parents’ lifestyle choices and general health, both preconception and during pregnancy, can have a big impact on the growth and development of their child.

Gut feeling

Community pharmacists can play an important role as a source of initial advice and ongoing help in the management of heartburn and indigestion.

More tariff changes on the way?

A consultation on medicines reimbursement could see further tightening of price controls in the specials market, but the timetable is uncertain...

The ageing process

Estimates suggest that one in seven of us will be over 75 years of age by 2040, so attention is turning to treatments to target the ageing process.

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