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Health & NHS

Commuters link public transport and winter illness

The study of 2,000 people found that 66 per cent are worried they will catch a sore throat or cough while using public transport. 

Co-ordinated approach to PCN engagement needed, says Patel

Local approaches to PCNs should be co-ordinated, says North East London LPC chief officer Hemant Patel. 

Illegal diazepam sold by online pharmacies seized by Border Force

The UK’s Border Force seized 1.3 million illegal diazepam tablets last year - some supplied by online pharmacies.

MHRA explores POM to P switch for the pill and HRT

MHRA looking at reclassification of HRT and OCs to Pharmacy medicines.

NHS data reveals state of the nation's health

Some 43 per cent of adults aged 16 and over have at least one longstanding medical condition according to NHS Digital.

PAGB calls for national self care strategy

NHS structures and a risk-averse culture are among the barriers to more self care, says the PAGB.  

GE19: What do the manifestos say about pharmacy?

Where do the main parties stand on health, and what are their plans for pharmacy?

SSP regulations now in place in N Ireland

Northern Ireland regulates to enable Serious Shortage Protocols in the event of a serious shortage of medicines.

Flu jabs already 85pc of last year’s total

Flu vaccinations at 85pc of 2018-19 levels by early November.

CCGs not linking mental and physical health services

Some 23 per cent of CCGs do not have integrated mental and physical health services in their area, according to Diabetes UK’s FOI request.

Plan now for 15% spike in AMD cases, researchers warn

Health systems across Europe should start planning now for the increasing prevalence of AMD, researchers have said.

Action on mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation reinforces the need for more recognition of mouth cancer during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

First cannabis-based medicines approved for reimbursement

Pharmacists in England are to be reimbursed for dispensing cannabis-based products for the first time.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

Flu vaccinations offered in 189 pharmacies in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Antibiotic resistant infections up 9pc since 2017

There are 165 antibiotic resistant infections in England every day.

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

Play safe with fireworks

NHS doctors and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge people to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations.

MPs call for ‘sustainable funding’ for N Ireland pharmacies

CPNI welcomes MPs' call for ‘sustainable funding’ for pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

Stroke “rising dramatically” among the young

The number of under 65s suffering strokes is "rising dramatically" but most people still believe it mainly occurs among the elderly.

NHS drive to increase vaccination uptake

More vaccinations should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, says a new NHS review.

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