Population Health

The air that we breathe: A public health crisis

Problems with the quality of the air that we breathe and the impact it can have on our health have not gone away

What is the public appetite for digital healthcare?

The Government is backing digital healthcare in a big way, but is the public interest there yet?

Drug use in the elderly

How can we tackle inappropriate prescribing and poor adherence in elderly patients?

Pharmacy’s role in vascular disease

Community pharmacists could do significantly more to improve vascular health says Professor David Taylor

Short supply: Flu vaccine concerns

The phased supply of the new adjuvanted flu vaccine for people over 65 years is causing problems with the pharmacy flu service

Pharmacy and the public’s health

In the first of a series, Professor David Taylor from UCL School of Pharmacy asks what is meant by 'public health' and where pharmacy fits into this definition

HIV and women: Losing the cloak of invisibility

A new report investigates why women are overlooked when it comes to HIV and says the issue needs addressing urgently

Sexual health services at a tipping point

Public health funding in England is being cut year-on-year and this is having a direct impact on sexual health services commissioned by local authorities at a time when demand is rising

NHS at 70: The debt of gratitude

Pharmaceutical advances since the formation of the NHS in 1948 have saved countless lives, 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



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