Health & NHS

Campaign puts spotlight on bronchiolitis

The 'More Than a Cold' campaign is attempting to reduce the burden of a common infant lung infection

NSAIDs and heart failure warning

Common NSAIDs increase the risk of heart problems, according to research published in the BMJ

Rotavirus cases drop thanks to vaccine

The number of rotavirus cases has dropped by 84 per cent since a vaccine was added to the childhood immunisation schedule

B ts supp rts Missing Type bl d d n r c mp ign

Boots has removed the Os and As from its signage in support of the Missing Type campaign to find more blood donors

HealthWatch: Cancer kills more than heart disease

Deaths from cancer in Britain now outnumber those from heart disease for both men and women

HealthWatch: cot deaths at all-time low

The number of babies dying of unexplained cot death has fallen to an all-time low

Pharmacies deliver over half a million flu jabs

Community pharmacies in England delivered 595,467 flu vaccinations to at-risk patients during the last flu season

Warning as skin cancer rates double in twenty years

Melanoma UK issues warning after new data reveals melanoma rates have more than doubled since 1995

David Mowat is the new pharmacy minister

The new pharmacy minister is David Mowat MP, who replaces Alistair Burt. He is one of three new ministers at the DH

Prescription items still rising

Prescription items for antidepressants saw the greatest rise in 2015, according to the latest report from HSCIC

Better education needed for diabetes sufferers

Poor education for people with diabetes is fuelling serious health complications, according to a new Diabetes UK report

PHE publishes e-cigarette guidance for the workplace

Public Health England has published advice for employers to help them create their own policies on e-cigarette use

Antidepressant prescribing sees greatest increase

Prescription items for antidepressants saw the greatest rise in 2015, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre

Always Discreet film tackles bladder weakness taboo

Always Discreet has released a short film to help break the silence around adult incontinence

Alcohol-related hospital admissions on the rise

There has been a rise in hospital admissions and the number of drugs prescribed for the treatment of alcohol dependence

World's first HbA1c home testing system launches

A new home testing device is set to revolutionise diabetes self-management in the UK

New website highlights Peyronie's disease

A new website has launched this Men's Health Week to offer support to men with Peyronie’s disease

Nexium Control voted Product of the Year

Consumers have voted Nexium Control as General Healthcare Product of the Year 2016

New NICE guidance on migraine treatment Cefaly

New NICE guidance states that Cefaly, a neurostimulation device for migraine management, is safe for NHS use

Smoking admissions up but deaths down

Hospitalisations attributable to smoking have increased by five per cent in 10 years, while smoking-related deaths have declined

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MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

The MHRA has recalled three batches of blood pressure and heart medication Irbesartan due to contamination fears

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die


Where next for the NHS Long-Term Plan?

By Royal Pharmaceutical Society England board chair Sandra Gidley As the dust settles from the publication of the long-...


Ireland makes 'watch list' of medicines threatened by Brexit

The ‘watch list’ of medicines that could be affected by Brexit includes essential drugs such as radiotherapy...

When conceiving is a problem

Having some insight into assisted conception can transform any interaction when counselling women

Funding levels pegged as cat M clawbacks return

There will be no more money for contractors in England for 2018/19 as PSNC agrees settlement with Government

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