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More adults contacting drug and alcohol services

The number of adults using drug and alcohol treatment services in England rose slightly over 12 months.

Flu jab uptake among over-65s 10% higher than last year

The number of GP-registered patients aged 65 and over receiving flu vaccines in England is rising.

Abdominal cancer campaign launches

The ‘Help Us Help You – Abdominal Symptoms of Cancer’ campaign launched on 9 November 2020.

Parents told to keep child vaccine appointments during second lockdown

Parents have been urged to ensure children receive routine vaccinations during the latest lockdown.

HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men at 20-year low

HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men is at its lowest level in 20 years.

GPhC to review its stance on Covid testing in pharmacies

The GPhC is reviewing its position on Covid-19 testing in pharmacies, citing “significant interest across community pharmacy” in providing tests.

NPA calls for policy change on pharmacy antibody testing

NPA urges Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to provide Covid-19 antibody testing.

People with Covid and flu twice as likely to die, warns PHE

People infected with flu and Covid-19 are twice as likely to die than those with coronavirus.

Gonorrhoea cases increased 26 per cent between 2018 and 2019

The number of cases of gonorrhoea increased by 26 per cent between 2018 and 2019. 

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

PHE replacement ‘must include pharmacy’ says RPS

The body replacing Public Health England must use pharmacy to address the NHS care backlog, the RPS warned. 

Public Health England to be scrapped over Covid handling

Health secretary Matt Hancock will soon abolish Public Health England and merge it into a new organisation specifically tasked with handling pandemics. 

Think carefully before enforcing mask rules says PSNC

Pharmacies should “think carefully” before insisting that any patients entering the premises wear a face covering, the PSNC has warned.

Pharmacies warned of rising benzodiazepine harm

There is evidence that the circulation of illicit and counterfeit tablets sold as benzodiazepines is on the rise and causing increasing harm.

Pharmacy teams get free access to Covid-19 mental health training

Pharmacy teams are among those who can access Public Health England’s new psychological first aid (PFA) training course.

RPS: Government must act on second BAME Covid report

EPB chair Claire Anderson urges the government to “urgently” act on a report on Covid-19`s impact on BAME communities.

Ethnic minorities at greater Covid risk says Government

The pandemic may be exacerbating inequalities along ethnic and occupational lines, Public Health England has found.

PHE issues vitamin D Coronavirus Update

Public Health England has updated its official advice on vitamin D supplements in the light of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Covid-19 revamp for 'Every Mind Matters'

PHE is supporting the public's mental health with a new campaign 'Now More Than Ever, Every Mind Matters'.

Coronavirus pharmacy tests spark debate

The company says there is strong interest in its £175 kits, but some pharmacists have been critical.

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