Population Health

Kick the habit

No Smoking Day is the ideal time for pharmacies to promote the health benefits of quitting.

Oral health: stop the rot

Lots of children in England don’t visit a dentist each year, and the rate of dental decay in young children remains high.

Trends towards health and wellness

The trend towards healthy living presents pharmacy with an ideal opportunity to engage with customers

Give a positive message

How can pharmacy staff help overcome stigma around HIV testing and reach out to at-risk groups in their community?

The ‘sandwich carer’ generation

Many women have the responsibility of caring for multiple family members and their health can suffer as a result.

Stub it out

It can take three or more attempts to successfully quit smoking.

Health boost

Resolutions to improve health are common at this time of year. But how can customers stick with their best intentions?

Understanding the law around drugs and driving

Pharmacy law practitioner Richard Hough explains the implications of legislation around drugs and driving

Understanding the Data Protection Act

Pharmacy Law practitioner Richard Hough explains how to avoid common pitfalls of the Data Protection Act

The big issue of weight loss

How can pharmacy staff help to motivate customers to lose weight sensibly?

Banishing the booze

The “Dry January” campaign is the ideal way for pharmacy teams to get customers to think about their drinking habits.

Living better for longer

At a cost of £26 billion a year, dementia is arguably the biggest health challenge this country faces.

One in 500 now HIV positive

Figures from Public Health England reveal the largest annual number of new HIV cases

The 24/7 generation

Social media rules many people’s lives and experts believe it is wreaking havoc on our sleep patterns and psychological wellbeing.

Caring for carers

One in eight adults in the UK is a carer and numbers are set to increase to nine million people by 2037.

Positive outlook

With cases of HIV at a record high in the UK, we investigate what is being done to tackle the condition and public understanding.

Helping customers affected by cancer

Helping customers manage serious conditions such as cancer is becoming increasingly important for pharmacy teams.

Stoptober: get involved

Stoptober returns for its fourth year in October, after 260,000 smokers signed up in 2014. 

Stopping cancer in its tracks

Efforts are being made to speed up cancer diagnosis in the UK and boost survival rates which lag behind the rest of Europe.

Backs to the future

Pharmacies which get involved with Backcare Awareness Week will help their customers better understand back pain

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