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Screening & Diagnostics

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Heart of the matter: BP checks in pharmacy

A new report recommends that routine health assessments like heart and BP checks need to become a regular part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

The management of prediabetes

This module provides an overview of prediabetes and its management, including identifying risk factor and making appropriate referrals.

New skin scanning service from Boots

The service consists of a consultation with a pharmacist, who will scan the customer’s skin using an imaging device and send the image to a dermatologist

Getting behind the stats on cancer

Cancer diagnoses have increased more rapidly (30 per cent) than deaths (seven per cent), which suggests that survival is improving

HIV test kits on Boots shelves a “turning point”

The makers of a HIV self testing kit say they hope launching their product on Boots shelves will be a “turning point” in encouraging more to get tested

Lung cancer: A patient’s perspective

First hand accounts from lung cancer sufferers, plus guidance for pharmacists on the role they can play in promoting earlier diagnosis

Diabetes screening costs in pharmacy similar to GPs

The economic analysis used data collected from 172 patients from six pharmacies in Leicester and 164 patients from six pharmacies in Surrey

HbA1c misses many cases of diabetes

“Our results indicated that the prevalence of diabetes and normal glucose tolerance defined solely by A1c is highly unreliable," said a researcher

Blood pressure management

This module provides an overview of hypertension screening and management including drug treatments and self-help advice through lifestyle interventions

Pharmacy diabetes screening programmes show promise

Detection rates in pharmacy are comparable to GP practices and offer a similar cost per test, a study suggests

UKCPA: Make CVD prevention your key priority

There are plenty of opportunities for pharmacists to improve the cardiovascular profile of their local area

London LPC receives AF detection funding

Calls for the scheme, which builds pathways between pharmacy and cardiologists, to be rolled out nationwide

CPS in joint project with Coeliac UK

Community Pharmacy Scotland and Coeliac UK are working together on a joint project to identify undiagnosed patients

Pharmacist-led initiative cuts readmission rates

Telephone follow-up by pharmacists after patients are discharged from hospital reduced readmission rates

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

When conceiving is a problem

Having some insight into assisted conception can transform any interaction when counselling women

AYP Week 2018 focuses on medicines safety

Ask Your Pharmacist Week has kicked off, with pharmacies around the country providing information on medicines safety

Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

Adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) is a biological medicine used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

Taking a customer-first approach

Every interaction you have at the counter matters. This video will help you to deliver a first-class service to all your customers.

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

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