Population Health

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

What's wrong with homeopathy?

The presence of homeopathic remedies in pharmacy, both in the dispensary and on sale, has been the focus of a debate that has been raging for decades.

A missed opportunity?

The Government’s newly published childhood obesity action plan has drawn negative responses from charities, experts and public bodies.

Time to talk

World Mental Health day – 10 October – is a fantastic opportunity for pharmacy staff to tackle the issue of mental health stigma

Looking good

Sight is the sense many fear losing the most and yet eye health can often be overlooked. National Eye Health Week aims to change that.

Zika virus alert

The Olympics in Brazil are in full swing, but the media spotlight hasn’t just be on sport – it’s also been on the Zika virus sweeping the country.

Mid-life health

Supporting pharmacy customers to adopt healthier lifestyles in middle age can have significant benefits in later life
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