Population Health

Addiction prescription

PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of common 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 in recent years, 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With NICE having recently published draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products, catch up with this round up.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

The latest data from the NHS shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for people experiencing anxiety and depression. 

In our hands

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

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 have hugely negative impacts on 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.

Understanding learning disabilities

With 1.4 million people in the UK living with a learning disability, pharmacy staff need to understand the issues affecting them.

A pint of O neg, stat!

Pharmacy staff have an important role in raising awareness of the importance of blood donation.

Mind and body

With the help of the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week, pharmacies can offer support and raise awareness.

Perspective: Better contraception access

In today’s world the pill should be a Pharmacy medicine, as community pharmacists can safely and conveniently prescribe, supply and monitor

The air that we breathe: A public health crisis

Problems with the quality of the air that we breathe and the impact it can have on our health have not gone away

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