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How pharmacy benefits from working with Europe

The NPA’s Raj Patel is president-elect of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

Antibiotic scripts fall for the first time in England

New PHE data has recorded a 4.3 per cent decline in antibiotic prescriptions in England

Fracture increases risk of widespread pain in the body

New research suggests that spinal and hip fractures may double the risk of chronic widespread pain

Milestone for SCR

The SCR hit a milestone 100,000 views in a single week, according to data released by NHS Digital on 3 February.

Supporting smokers to quit: A summary of resources

PHE has developed a summary document to support healthcare professionals in discussing the latest information on stop smoking aids and advising patients wishing to participate in Stoptober

Making sense of migraine

A migraine is more than just a headache, and can have a life-long impact on sufferers. So why do we still know so little about it?

Modest lifestyle changes almost eliminate CVD risk

Combining modestly lower LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure reduces lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease

Flu jab cuts CV risk and death in type 2 diabetes

Flu vaccination seems to cut mortality by almost a quarter and reduce CV admissions in people with type 2 diabetes

What's new in... Diabetes

With eight different classes of anti-diabetic medicines available, it is an increasingly complex treatment picture in diabetes

Scenario: Eating disorders

Kelly, the counter assistant, tells Parveen she is worried that a couple of teenage customers may have eating disorders...

My Summer Placement Experience in Mental Health

I have always had a fascination with the field of mental health. There is still so much unknown, when compared with something like cardiology, and that was the best part for me: the potential to make positive contributions to a developing field. Naturally, this led me to apply for pharmacy summer placements within the mental health sector. I was fortunate enough to experience this at two great London NHS Trusts.

Emergency contraception

This pharmacy scenario focuses on emergency contraception.

The Executive 2017/18

I’d like to say a personal hello to all of you, our members, my name is Regan English and I am the newly elected Publications Officer for 2017-2018. This new appointment means that I will be the face in your inbox, amongst other things, for the next year. I hope to keep up the good work of our previous Publications Officers whilst bringing about some new and exciting changes – watch this space!

Ask Your Pharmacist Week in full swing

Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off today with hundreds of ‘Discover Your Local Pharmacy’ open days taking place

‘Fear of finding out’ delays access to healthcare

Almost a third of people who consciously avoid seeking medical advice do so because of the ‘fear of finding out’ something they don’t want to hear.

Academics question value of 28-day prescribing

Issuing prescriptions for longer than 28 days may result in NHS savings – but what about the impact on pharmacy remuneration?

Pregnancy & babycare: Fact or fiction

Healthcare during pregnancy can be a minefield for many women, with confusing and often contradictory information

GPhC approves guidance on religion, personal values & beliefs

The GPhC has issued guidance on situations where religion, personal values and beliefs might impact on willingness to provide certain services

Baby talk...

Some women sail through their pregnancy with no problems at all, while others suffer a range of health problems

Measles mania?

Measles cases are on the rise and, thanks to an immunisation gap and large scale public events such as music festivals, the disease no longer justs affects children.

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