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Health & NHS

Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

Drug alert: Defect in Emerade devices

There is a risk of some Emerade syringes failing to deliver adrenaline doses due to blockage of the needle, the MHRA warns.

Discuss activities with dementia sufferers, NICE urges

People with dementia should be offered activates to promote wellbeing, according to new NICE guidance.

Carer stress rising

Increasing stress levels as 60.6 per cent of carers have reported feeling stressed in 2018-19.

Integrate pharmacists into diabetes care, says RPS

Pharmacists in all settings should be integrated into services aimed at preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Boys to be offered HPV vaccine for first time

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free HPV vaccine from September for the first time.

NHS to roll out gambling addiction services

Gambling addiction services being rolled out across England.

Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

Holidaymakers urged to put MMR check top of travel plans

Travellers warned of MMR risk when travelling to Europe.

Baby food industry needs to tidy up its act, says PHE

Public Health England highlights inconsistencies between national infant feeding advice and some babyfoods.

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

Fee will be £14 for GP DMIRS referral

Pharmacy contractors will receive £14 per consultation in the next stage of the DMIRS pilot.

STI diagnoses up 5% in England last year

The rise in STIs is likely to be due to people not using condoms correctly and consistently with new and casual partners, and an increase in testing.

GP DMIRS could send 20m patients to community pharmacy

A patient referral model could lead to 20.4m GP consultations being transferred to community pharmacy.

LPCs should co-ordinate contact with PCNs

LPCs should co-ordinate pharmacists' engagement with primary care networks across England.

Matt Hancock: “People trust pharmacists”

In a message he recorded for the NPA Conference, health secretary Matt Hancock told community pharmacists they are a vital part of the health service and that they will be “ever more important to the NHS and the country in the years to come”.

Stevens: Knife crime, pollution high on NHS agenda

Simon Stevens commits the NHS to tackling the society's major challenges including health.

Fitness lowering COPD

Good fitness levels in middle-aged people associated with lowering risks of chronic lung disease (COPD).

NHS publishes PCN guide for community pharmacy

Pharmacies should agree ways of working with primary care networks, NHS England has said.

NUMSAS continues to grow

Over 4,020 pharmacies in England are now registered to offer the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS).

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