Tag: public health

GP surgeries have joined NHS 111 in being able to refer patients with ‘lower acuity conditions’ to their local community pharmacy for a consultation with a pharmacist. I find out how this will benefit patients, and how pharmacies can prepare,

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Obesity has been moving up the Government’s agenda in recent years, but the UK population is still piling on the pounds. I discover how community pharmacy teams can help, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

It’s not always easy to admit to bowel health problems, but some are more serious than others so early interventions can prove life-saving, as I find out in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

If the immediate care and prevention initiatives promised in the NHS Long Term Plan begin to drive more people into pharmacies, how will staff meet their need for services , especially with prescription volumes at the current level? Investing in

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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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Will embracing technology such as dispensing robots and pharmacy apps be the solution to the sector’s financial struggles? I talk to those in the know, in this feature for Chemist + Druggist…