Population Health

Mind matters

Dementia is on the rise, but awareness of the disease remains low. With Dementia Friends now included in the quality payments scheme, pharmacy has an even greater chance to change this.

Dog walking key to healthier old age

A new study has found that owning or walking a dog was one of the most effective ways to beat the usual decline in later-life activity.

Plain and simple?

The UK Government has forced tobacco manufacturers to sell cigarettes and tobacco in plain packaging but what's the potential impact of this latest piece of legislation?

Prescription of activities improves health and well-being

A new study shows that gyms, walking groups, cooking clubs and volunteering have all been shown to work in improving the health and well-being reported by a group of people with long-term conditions.

Boys on board

The HPV vaccination programme could be extended to boys. But why now, where will it happen, and how will it work?

Get up, get active

With 8.75 million people over the age of 45 having sought treatment for osteoarthritis in the UK, pharmacy staff need to be up to date with self care advice.

Dates for your diary: June

As the summer edges closer, public health campaigns start to step up a gear and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacy teams to get involved.

Continuing cancer care

Childhood cancer survival rates in the UK are at the highest they have ever been, but ‘late effects’ of cancer can develop in adulthood, and survivors need continued support.

Get health smart

Smartphones facilitate everything from banking and shopping to socialising and entertainment. And now they’re even helping people keep track of their health.

Pressure point

Pharmacy teams can raise awareness of hypertension and encourage people to get screened during May Measurement Month.

A pill for all ills

An intervention that doesn’t require a prescription, yet improves both physical and mental health – sounds good, right?

Nutrition: Going against the grain

A report published last summer reignited the debate regarding which diet is best for health and weight loss

Alcohol misuse: part one

This module is the first in our CPPE series about alcohol misuse.

Help is at hand

Suicide is one of the UK’s biggest public health issues but now the government is looking to boost support for vulnerable people.

Drinking too much

New statistics show women are drinking more alcohol than ever before so what can pharmacy staff do to help customers moderate their intake?

Overcoming the odds: boosting pharmacists' public health role

Pharmacy teams want to play a much bigger role in public health but some barriers keep getting in the way, says a new report

Loneliness: tackling the epidemic

The UK is believed to be the loneliest place in Europe and this is having a profound effect on people’s physical and mental health.

Tired of being tired

Some 20 million people worldwide are living with ME, yet it remains a little understood illness.

Measles mania?

Measles cases are on the rise and, thanks to an immunisation gap and large scale public events such as music festivals, the disease no longer justs affects children.

Oxygen: life and death

The story of Joseph Priestley, the man who discovered oxygen
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