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Scenario: Bell’s palsy

Pharmacist Parveen is talking to Paul Odley, who is usually a regular customer but hasn’t been in for a couple of weeks...

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?

People with epilepsy more likely to die early

People with epilepsy are two to three times more likely to die prematurely than the rest of the population, research suggests

Are our pharmacy bodies still fit for purpose?

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. In these difficult times for the sector, our representative bodies should be firing on all cylinders as never before. Yet are they? Community pharmacy continues to have little meaningful impact on policy in the corridors of power despite what Sandra Gidley says in a recent interview in Pharmacy Magazine. The fact there are no community pharmacy representatives on Jeremy Hunt’s working group on medication safety is just the latest example of this, while the gap between the profession’s leaders and pharmacists at the coalface seems wider than ever.

Pet health: Paws for thought

With 12 million households owning at least one pet there is an opportunity for pharmacy to provide these customers with advice and care for their animals

High-carb diets linked to early menopause?

A University of Leeds study links high-carb diets with early-onset menopause – but some experts argue the results are inconclusive.

Both sides make cases as Boots union vote approaches

With less than a fortnight to go before Boots pharmacists can begin voting on their union representation, the PDA and BPA have issued statements

Ban on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing age

The RPS has come out in support of new restrictions on the prescribing of an epilepsy drug that can harm the health and development of unborn children

Nitin Sodha announced as new NPA chair

Nitin Sodha, managing director of the Knights Pharmacy group, replaces Ian Strachan and has been vice-chair since 2014

Train your team: The menopause

This Train Your Team checklist provides support for pharmacists to run a training session on the menopause in the pharmacy

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Commons Committee 

Advanced paramedics to become prescribers

Advanced paramedics are the latest group of health workers to be given independent prescribing rights, with the change likely to take effect in early 2019

Patient online registrations show 42% increase

Nearly 14 million patients across England are now using online services with their GP practice, the latest figures from NHS Digital show

New GP contract agreed for 2018-19

NHS England chief exec Simon Stevens described the contract as a "further concrete step in investing in and strengthening general practice"

Female NHS workers earn almost a quarter less than men

The average full time female worker in the NHS is paid £28,072 annually versus £37,470 for the average man, NHS Digital figures reveal

Latest NICE advice on smoking cessation

New NICE guidelines on stop smoking interventions but there are warnings about declining number of specialist services

Malaria prevention

This module provides an overview of malaria and includes the latest prevention options available including OTC medication.

Advances in multiple sclerosis therapy

The advances made in recent years in the understanding of, and ability to treat, multiple sclerosis have been remarkable

Antiviral prescribing authorised for flu as incidence spikes

Incidence levels mean GPs may now prescribe antivirals for flu as NHS faces worst winter crisis in 30 years

Age-old problems: improving care for older people

A key priority for today’s NHS is to meet the increasing demands of an ageing population. So where does pharmacy fit in?

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