Population Health

Sexual health services at a tipping point

Public health funding in England is being cut year-on-year and this is having a direct impact on sexual health services commissioned by local authorities at a time when demand is rising

The C Word

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers with cancer.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering vital support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

Free at last

Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

Tackling prostate cancer

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the work the charity is doing to improve awareness and understanding of the condition.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is increasing in prevalence, predicted to become to UK's most common cancer in 2030. 

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to think about whether they are taking steps to meet the needs of their customers who have the condition. 

All things being equal

‘Meeting the needs of everyone’ is one of the founding principles of the NHS. 70 years on from its creation, is enough being done to tackle unequal health outcomes?

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS has been at the heart of the nation for 70 years. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

Warning Signs

While medical advances are making strokes less fatal, there are signs that patients are being affected at a younger age due to lifestyle factors.

The loneliness epidemic

Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing.

Beating eating disorders

The causes of eating disorders might not be as obvious as you think, and looking out for wider signs and symptoms could help you spot someone at risk.

Nutrition: The fat of the land

Around 27 per cent of the population is clinically obese and another 36 per cent are overweight – the situation is out of control

Start young

Fewer young people are smoking compared with 20 years ago, but rates are still high, putting a burden on their own long-term health and the NHS, but pharmacy teams can be on hand to help.

Health inequalities: UK failing moral test

The NHS was set up to meet the health needs of everyone... so why are people still falling through the cracks?

A nation at risk

Antibiotic resistance has been named as one of the most dangerous global crises threatening our modern world.

Sitting comfortably? Helping people to be active

People’s inactivity can lead to a host of chronic health conditions, which is why we all need to get out of our chairs and move a bit more. How can pharmacy can help?

Arresting developments

Cardiac arrest can prove fatal in minutes without treatment, yet awareness of how to use public access defibrillators remains low.

Clock watch

Watching what we eat has long been the cornerstone of dieting and keeping healthy but new research suggests there might be more to managing weight than simply what we tuck into

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