Health & NHS

Pharmacy's sexual health potential untapped, says PHE

Community pharmacies can do a lot to address sexual health issues like STIs and HIV says Public Health England

NHS trialling home smear test kits to boost screening rates

Women will be able to self-test for HPV as part of a scheme aimed at combating low cervical cancer screening rates

NHS ramps up guidance for 'no deal' Brexit

Health sector preparations for readiness to leave with ‘no deal’ have been ramped up

New guide to promoting healthy ageing

A newly published guide helps pharmacy teams to support older people to improve the quality of their lives

Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest level since 2007

Overall satisfaction was 53 per cent – a 3 point drop from the previous year and the lowest level since 2007

Steve Brine resigns as pharmacy minister to back Brexit motion

Mr Brine resigned to vote against the Government on Brexit, leaving the future of pharmacy contract talks unclear

Pharmacy diabetes screening programmes show promise

Detection rates in pharmacy are comparable to GP practices and offer a similar cost per test, a study suggests

Roadshow offers free liver health checks

Members of the public are being offered free liver health checks by a charity in a cross-London roadshow

London LPC receives AF detection funding

Calls for the scheme, which builds pathways between pharmacy and cardiologists, to be rolled out nationwide

PAGB: Children should be taught about self care in school

The PAGB said all children should be educated on self-treatable conditions and the different roles of healthcare professionals

The man who discovered ibuprofen...

Dr Stewart Adams OBE, the man who discovered ibuprofen, died on January 30, aged 95

RPS warns on dangers of DNP

RPS president Ash Soni spoke to the BBC about the dangers of DNP, sold illegally online as a weight loss treatment

E-cigarette use plateauing

Regular vaping among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, says a new report

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned

GP workload crisis: Increasing numbers looking to quit

A survey of 929 GPs has found that over 40 per cent intend to quit the profession within five years

DHSC: 7,500 medicines have touchpoint with EU

7,000 POM and P medicines and 500 GSLs come from or via Europe, health minister Stephen Hammond said

CPS in joint project with Coeliac UK

Community Pharmacy Scotland and Coeliac UK are working together on a joint project to identify undiagnosed patients

NHSX to manage digital transformation

The organisation has been set up to deliver on the health secretary’s tech vision and the NHS Long Term Plan

Move to integrate primary and social care

Changes to existing secondary legislation will make it easier to set up the first integrated care providers (ICPs)

Ambitions set out to improve A-B-C detection

The A-B-C conditions can be detected through routine checks across community and healthcare settings

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