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Screening & Diagnostics

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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

NHS England sets out vision for technology in healthcare

The policy paper from NHS Digital says the state of online services, basic IT and clinical tools in health and care is far behind where it needs to be

GPhC to consult on renewal fee rise

A spokesperson told Pharmacy Magazine that the GPhC's rationale for raising its fees, including proposals to charge pharmacists an additional £7 each year, would be made public "in the next month"

Watching brief: Parasitic infections

The latest product news, campaigns and information in the parasitic infections category

Time to build bridges with Government officials says Lyonette

The legal action against the cuts damaged the relationship with senior civil servants and relations need to be rebuilt, says new NPA boss

New HIV diagnoses down 17 per cent in 2017

Annual HIV data shows new diagnoses of HIV have fallen for the second year in a row, decreasing by 17 per cent from 5,280 in 2016 to 4,363 in 2017 – the lowest level since 2000

The NMS and hypertension: the way forward for pharmacy?

A study into the management of hypertension through the NMS offers some pointers for pharmacist-led care

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