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Public Health

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NICE calls on commissioners to promote pharmacy services

Local health commissioners should consider promoting community pharmacies as a first port of call for health and wellbeing, NICE has said. 

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

‘We are guinea pigs’ – pharmacists’ COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

RPS calls for reversal in smoking services decline

RPS marks No Smoking Day issues with call for additional public health funding.

Community pharmacies to receive facemasks

Chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge has told community pharmacies they are to receive facemasks.

Pharmacy ‘getting hand gel requests every six minutes’

Pharmacies throughout the UK have seen a huge spike in demand for hand sanitiser in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Retired NHS staff may be called back to duty

A worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK could see retired NHS staff called back to duty to prop up the health service.

Poorest women’s life expectancy falls in England’s ‘lost decade’

Women living in England’s poorest neighbourhoods have seen a decline in life expectancy since 2011. 

Coronavirus sees global shift in hygiene behaviour

The current coronavirus outbreak has led to widespread concern with many people changing their hygiene behaviours.

NHS data reveals state of the nation's health

Some 43 per cent of adults aged 16 and over have at least one longstanding medical condition according to NHS Digital.

UK should be smoke-free by 2030, says PHE

A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.  

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.



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