Health & NHS

National strategy needed for self-care

A group of MPs and peers has called for a national self-care strategy to ensure more appropriate use of NHS resources

Promote e-cigs to smokers, says RCP

A new report from the Royal College of Physicians has reassured smokers that electronic cigarettes can help them to quit

PM supports this month's Arthritis Care Week

Pharmacy Magazine has joined forces with Arthritis Care to encourage pharmacy teams to support Arthritis Care Week

New health app for patients

A new health app based on the Clincial Knowledge Summaries is now available to patients and the public

National BV Day extends to month of April

Community pharmacies can expect to see a rise in inquiries about bacterial vaginosis during April, which is National BV Month.

HealthWatch: life expectancy for men falls

A surge in deaths of people with dementia and failure of the flu jab has driven the biggest rise in fatalities in 50 years

General practice in England nearing ‘saturation point’

General practice in England is at saturation point, says a report in The Lancet

HealthWatch: Heavy drinkers – where do you rank?

Excessive drinkers are more likely to seek help if they are told where their drinking ranks compared to others

HealthWatch: Brits will be fattest in Europe by 2025

A report in The Telegraph says that almost four in 10 people in the UK will be dangerously overweight by 2025

New era as Devo Manc launches

Greater Manchester will become the first region in the country to take control of its health and social care budgets.

Nutrition shortfalls in the elderly

A report commissioned by the PAGB highlights the health challenges associated with poor nutrition.

NHS rolls out diabetes prevention programme

NHS England, PHE and Diabetes UK announce national rollout of the NHS diabetes prevention programme.

New Eatwell Guide revises dietary advice

PHE publishes new Eatwell Guide, revising the proportions of food groups to help us meet dietary recommendations.

New digital ad campaign for ellaOne

A new digital advertising campaign is running for the emergency contraceptive pill, ellaOne.

Smokers in the dark about risk of sight loss

The majority of smokers are unaware of the links between smoking and sight loss, finds a new study for No Smoking Day.

Boots Opticians focuses on children's eye problems

Boots Opticians is marking World Book Day by raising awareness of the importance of screening children for eye conditions.

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