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Men are less likely than women to acknowledge mental health issues or seek help and support from friends, family or professionals. I find out how healthcare professionals can address this problem, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

Around 10% of fathers experience mental health difficulties during the period around the birth of their child, according to NHS England. But while post-natal depression (PND) and mental health issues have become more recognised and supported in mothers, they remain

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Pharmacy locums are more than just a spare pair of hands for busy times. If you want a successful and profitable business, they can be one of the best investments you make, as I find out in this feature for

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Cuts in public health funding have left sexual health and contraception services in crisis. I find out how community pharmacy can bear the load, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

A Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) report after its November planning meeting has reignited debate about the Government’s attitude to the number of community pharmacies and what pharmacy bodies should do to safeguard them, as I found out for this

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We’ve all got that drawer or cupboard at home full of ‘stuff’: a random assortment of things like cables – but not the appliances they once powered – foreign currency that can’t be spent anywhere any more and a bunch

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From calorie counters to ovulation prediction, there are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care and keep them well. But are these helpful, or might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their

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With a population living longer but in poorer health, there’s scope for pharmacy teams to help improve quality of life for older people. I found out how, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, but particularly so for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women and more likely to experience life-changing or even life-ending consequences. The up side is that pharmacy interventions

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Visible humanity is something that women do really well, but so often we don’t feel comfortable expressing emotion in professional settings where any signs of ‘passion’ or ‘feelings’ are seen as weaknesses. I went to two events recently where the

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