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Mental Health

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NHS mental health hotline open to pharmacy teams

A Covid-19 NHS mental health hotline will be open to pharmacists and their teams after successful lobbying by the RPS.

£5 million to expand mental health services

In a drive to help support the public’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, PHE are to provide mental health guidance.

Promoting good oral care

Pharmacy teams are well-placed to sink their teeth into the oral health challenges described by the Oral Health Foundation in its five-year plan.

Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

Community pharmacists are piloting a new service that offers personalised support to mental illness patients.

'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

CCGs not linking mental and physical health services

Some 23 per cent of CCGs do not have integrated mental and physical health services in their area, according to Diabetes UK’s FOI request.

RPS: Govt "missed opportunity" to support pharmacists

RPS president Sandra Gidley says a mental health service for doctors and dentists is “a real missed opportunity” for pharmacists. 

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

Suicide rates up for first time in 6 years

The number of suicides in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Suicide awareness from CPPE

CPPE has launched a suicide awareness learning video to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

Drug overdose now biggest killer of middle-aged men

Suicide is no longer the biggest killer of men in the 35-49 age group, the Office of National Statistics has found.

Tackling the opioid crisis

The prescription opioid time bomb has focused clinical attention on chronic pain and inspired a raft of management initiatives across the UK.

NAO investigation and RPS report on mental health – some reflections

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. This month saw the publication of two major reports, polar opposites in terms of scope and purpose, yet each with potentially significant implications for the sector. The National Audit Office investigation into last year’s unprecedented hike in generics prices runs to 28 pages and contains a wealth of detail and market analysis – but little in the way of meaningful explanation.

Link between physical activity and wellbeing

A clear link between physical activity and mental wellbeing has been proven by a Sport England survey.

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Parliament discusses concerns around pharmacists’ mental health

Parliament has discussed the tragic case of a young Durham pharmacist who took her own life in 2015, with a Labour MP drawing attention to wider pressures facing the profession

CPPE: Caring for patients who might lack mental capacity

CPPE is running a workshop on caring for patients who might lack the capacity to make decisions about their medicines

Child & teenage health

One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem due to the pressures that come with being a teenager



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