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Diabetes UK gives tips on promoting conversation around the condition

Diabetes UK has produced a list of top tips for health professionals to encourage people with diabetes to have conversations they may have been avoiding having

Pharmacists could save NHS £6m on infant GI disorders

New research has found that pharmacists could save the NHS millions of pounds and improve care for infants with reflux, colic and constipation.

Community pharmacies lead roll out of new AF pathway

Launched at the Health & Care Innovation Expo last year, the new One Stop AF Pathway finds people with undiagnosed AF.

New advice from NICE to help spot Lyme disease early

Guidance to help spot Lyme disease more quickly has been issued by NICE. The guideline lists symptoms to look out for, tests to help confirm a diagnosis and what treatments to use.

Shingles vaccination programme shows results

An evaluation of the shingles immunisation programme introduced in England in 2013 for adults aged 70 years and over has shown a marked impact on GP consultations for shingles and post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) in those individuals eligible for vaccination.

NICE recognises pharmacist-led reviews for patients with LTCs

NICE has recognised three clinical programmes delivered by Leeds-based Interface Clinical Services.

New drug targets for prostate cancer

Researchers have found find no fewer than 80 new potential drug targets.

Health Watch - May

Brian Collett brings you the latest pharma research stories this month.

Charity concerned at vitamin D script cuts

National Osteoporosis Society warns that people needing vitamin D to maintain strong bones will struggle to sustain healthy levels. 

Health Watch - March 2018

The latest pharma research by Brian Collet.

Flu vaccine in pill form breakthrough

Researchers from Cardiff University have created the world’s first synthetic, non-biologic vaccine.  

Antibiotic resistance 'real and present danger', says RPS

No longer a hypothetical problem following new gonorrhoeae research.

Number of people living with diabetes doubles

New figures show that there are now almost 3.7 million people living with a diagnosis of the condition in the UK.

GSK recalls batches of Ventolin and Seretide

The action follows a manufacturing issue that the pharma giant says may result in a small number of Accuhaler devices not delivering the full number of doses.

Measles rebounds in Europe

Europe has seen a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to 2016.

Take care with Buccolam syringes

Pharmacists have been reminded to speak to parents and carers about carefully inspecting Buccolam pre-filled plastic syringes before giving the medicine.

NICE guidance: age related macular degeneration

People with suspected late AMD (wet active) should be referred to a macula service within one working day, says NICE in newly published guidance

Health Watch - February

February's health watch by Brian Collett covering asthma dialysis, smoking, immunity and more. 

PHE to review prescription drug addiction

The government has asked Public Health England to undertake an independent review into the growing problem of dependence and addiction to prescription drugs.

Co-dydramol: risk of medication error.

Previously co-dydramol was available only in the ratio 1:50 (co-dydramol 10/500 mg)
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