Population Health

Halting HPV

Experts suggest that hundreds of lives will be saved every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test.

Don't bet on it

With gambling addiction on the rise, more people than ever are starting to suffer serious health problems connected to their compulsion. 

Has obesity been normalised?

In an overweight society, obesity is normalised and sometimes even goes unrecognised. Community pharmacy teams are in a good place to help by engaging customers in a non-judgemental manner and if necessary signposting to further help.

HPV vaccination & pharmacy

HPV vaccination became available to boys last autumn, 11 years after it was introduced for girls. So what opportunities for patient care does this programme and others like it offer community pharmacists?

Recognising endometriosis

Endometriosis is as common in women as diabetes, but diagnosis can take years, help spot the condition to make a difference.

Addiction prescription

PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of medicines.

The personal touch

With the UK seemingly existing on a diet of ultra-processed food there’s an opportunity for pharmacists to make a difference to people’s health through targeted monitoring and nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Opening doors

The NPA says it’s time to improve everyone’s knowledge of pharmacy's potential as planning for AYP Week gets underway.

Back to basics

Deaths related to asthma attacks have increased, raising the question of whether enough is being done for its basic care.

Cannabis-based medicines: an update

With NICE having recently published draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products, catch up with this round up.

It’s not you, it’s me

It’s time to split up with smoking, according to PHE, as preparation for 2019 Stoptober campaign gets underway.

Talking it over

NHS data shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for anxiety and depression. 

In our hands

A new report from the RSPH aims to debunk misconceptions about hygiene and calls for a more targeted approach. 

An injection of common sense

With measles and mumps on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to encourage customers to get their children vaccinated?

Only lonely on the inside

Loneliness in older age is often a reality but is by no means absolute and pharmacy teams can offer support.

Begin brainstorming

As the prevalence of young stroke continues to rise, it’s time to revaluate perceptions of the condition.

Conversations about Crohn’s

Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s are invisible disabilities that can negatively impact many sufferers’ lives. 

A sweet solution?

Chocolate may be classed as a guilty pleasure, but research suggests it has the potential to do good rather than just harm.

The ABC of CVD

A new coalition led by PHE and NHS England aims to educate the public on the A-B-C conditions.

The right to smile

With the help of the National Smile Month, pharmacy teams are in the perfect position to help educate families.

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