Population Health

Dates for your diary: November-December

The festive period may be getting underway but that doesn’t mean health campaigns take a back seat and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved with in the coming weeks.

Fact or fiction?

When it comes to health reporting, the popular press seems to swing between must-dos and scare stories but the experts can set the record straight.

Less survivable cancers

Delays in diagnosis of many cancers can have a detrimental effect on survival prospects for patients. So what can pharmacy do to help?

Diabetes prevention

Over 3.2 million people have diabetes in the UK and the condition is on the rise thanks to unhealthy lifestyles. Here's a round up the latest lifestyle advice and guidance that can help prevent the condition.

Self Care Week is back

Self Care Week returns this November and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved and support their communities.

Stub it out this Stoptober

Since 2012, Stoptober has inspired 1.5 million smokers to make a quit attempt. The 2017 campaign is fully underway so what’s new this year and how can pharmacy teams offer vital support?

Raising awareness of pancreatic cancer

Public awareness of pancreatic cancer has been slow to catch up with other forms of the disease. So what is this devastating illness and what can be done to improve the statistics?

Taking on pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action chief executive Ali Stunt speaks to TM about the work the charity does to raise awareness of the disease and improve early diagnosis rates.

Pause for breath

A new report on air pollution report showcases the scale of the problem in regional cities as well as the capital. But what does this mean and what's the impact of air pollution on public health?

Dates for your diary: October

From raising awareness of breast cancer and mental health to stopping smoking, there are plenty of health campaigns for pharmacies to get involved with this autumn.

Sexual health: Testing times

Teenage pregnancy rates have almost halved in eight years but this could be reversed by cuts to contraceptive services

Healthy heart debate

Knowing what to eat and what not to eat for the benefit of our health can be confusing, especially when there’s conflicting information coming from all angles.

Delaying decay

Protecting children’s dental health is a job for joined up healthcare, including community pharmacy input. So how do you start the conversation?

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.
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