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LloydsPharmacy providing GI treatment in the community

LloydsPharmacy and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust are running mobile gastroenterology units. 

MHRA recalls prescription-only Zantac batches

Four types of prescription-only Zantac have been recalled by the MHRA as a precautionary measure.

Sore throat service to run in 50% of Welsh pharmacies

A sore throat test-and-treat service will be rolled out across 50 per cent of pharmacies in Wales this winter, Vaughan Gething said.

‘Over 1,000 pharmacies’ have signed up to consultation service

Over 1,000 pharmacies have signed up to deliver the CPCS since registration began on September 2, the pharmacy minister said.

Pharmacists warned over CBD products and THC

Pharmacists have been warned about “a lot of non-compliant labelling out there” on CBD products.

European authorities approve cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy

European authorities have for the first time approved a cannabis-based medicine for use in severe childhood epilepsy.

PHE launches Stoptober 2019

It’s time to split up with smoking, according to PHE, as preparation for 2019 Stoptober campaign gets underway.

Health Watch

This month's latest clinical news.

Suicide rates up for first time in 6 years

The number of suicides in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics.

New HIV diagnoses fall more than a quarter

HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen by more than a quarter since 2015, according to Public Health England.

Diabetics encouraged to talk about hypoglycaemia risk

Many people who have a diabetic relative have told them to speak to a healthcare professional about their hypoglycaemia risk.

Over-65s flu jab supplier on track to meet “agreed times”

The manufacturer of influenza vaccines for over-65s says it is on track to deliver stock to pharmacies on time.

Pharmacists should dispense high-strength statins OTC says NHS

High-dose statins could be made more easily available without the need for a doctor’s prescription.

Pharmacy heart check service to launch on October 1

Community pharmacies will trial a new service to help meet the Government's ambitious disease prevention targets.

Back to school asthma warning

Children are up to three times more likely to need medical help for their asthma at the start of the school year.

New NICE guidelines on hypertension treatment

The new recommendations reduce the CVD risk threshold at which treatment for hypertension should be considered.

DHSC publishes final concessions for August

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published the final concessions list for August.

Age UK urges Government action on polypharmacy

Age UK warns that inappropriate polypharmacy is jeopardising the health and safety of older people. 

Government to consider ‘non-GP settings’ for MMR as measles threat grows

The Government will consider offering MMR vaccinations in “settings outside of a GP” to improve protection rates.

‘Not enough evidence’ to recommend cannabis says NICE

NICE has decided not to recommend the use of cannabis-based medicines in severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

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