Population Health

NHS at 70: The debt of gratitude

Pharmaceutical advances since the formation of the NHS in 1948 have saved countless lives. This is a heritage we should be proud of, Mark Greener writes

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

Health inequalities: UK failing moral test

The NHS was set up to meet the health needs of everyone... so why are people still falling through the cracks?

Sexual health: Testing times

Teenage pregnancy rates have almost halved in eight years but this could be reversed by cuts to contraceptive services

Overcoming the odds: boosting pharmacists' public health role

Pharmacy teams want to play a much bigger role in public health but some barriers keep getting in the way, says a new report

One in 500 now HIV positive

Figures from Public Health England reveal the largest annual number of new HIV cases

Expanding the public health workforce

The RSPH urges all public-facing workers, including bar staff and hairdressers, to discuss health issues with the public.

Should cannabis be prescribed?

Interest in the therapeutic potential of cannabis is growing across the world

Spend in right places to tackle obesity epidemic

Spending more on bariatric surgery than lifestyle interventions is "inexplicable and unacceptable”, say MPs

An apple a day keeps the pharmacist away

Eating apples may cut visits to pharmacists, a new study suggests

Mental health services for young in crisis

Politicans pledge funding boost for children and adolescent mental health services, but is it too little too late?

Avoiding unplanned pregnancy

The POM to P switch of ellaOne puts pharmacists at the forefront of community sexual health services

Tackling problem drinking

The UK retains a seemingly unquenchable thirst for alcohol

Unmet needs in cancer care

A report by male cancer charity Orchid is calling for improvements in prostate cancer care

Just a spoonful of sugar...

Mary Poppins advocated sugar as an aid to taking medicine but health campaigners insist that we all need to cut back

Be tick aware

The year’s seasonal weather patterns in the UK mean tick populations are thriving

Young people and Contraception

It’s vital teenagers are given all the information they need about contraception

Spotting a silent killer

The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can appear similar to those of many common health problems

HIV self-testing kits available soon from pharmacy

The first UK-licensed HIV self-testing kits are expected to become available soon

Safe sun messages

A new study underscores why pharmacists need to emphasise safe sun messages.
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