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PHE asks pharmacists to raise coronavirus awareness

New briefing for primary care providers from NHSE&I, while DHSC reviews impact on medicines supply chain

Mumps cases reach 10-year high

The rise in cases has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.

Pharmacy teams urged to make Yellow Card reports

MHRA is raising awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects using the Yellow Card Scheme.

Deadline for CBD companies to keep products on shelves

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is giving the CBD industry a deadline of March 31 2021 to apply to keep ther products on shelves.

Two thirds of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre

UK adults confused about how much fibre they should be eating, according to research conducted by the bakery company Hovis.

Hancock urges pharmacists to engage with French model

Health secretary Matt Hancock has reiterated his support for maximising the use of pharmacists' clinical skills.

Pharmacists asked to promote Raynaud’s awareness

Health charity Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK is asking community pharmacists to help patients identify Raynaud’s.

Pancreatic cancer survival rate more than doubles

The five-year pancreatic cancer survival rate in the UK has increased from three per cent to a record high of 7.9 per cent since 2010.

LloydsPharmacy reopens after coronavirus scare

A branch of LloydsPharmacy was closed as a temporary measure when a GP was confirmed as having coronavirus.

Type 2 diabetes cases rise 40% in Scotland

New cases of type 2 diabetes in Scotland rose by 40 per cent over a 10-year period, according to official figures.

Two HRT products back in stock on Friday

Evorel's manufacturer said two of the products in the HRT range will be available in pharmacies from February 14.  

Doctors urge Hancock to investigate HRT shortages

Medical organisations are urging health secretary Matt Hancock to investigate the cause of ongoing HRT shortages.

Revised PCN service specs agreed in GP 2020/21 contract

SMRs scaled back, but PCNs now funded to employ pharmacy technicians.

Coronavirus guidance for pharmacists issued

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has issued new guidance for community and hospital pharmacists.

Alcohol behind 360k hospital admissions in 2018-19

Alcohol consumption was the biggest cause of more than 350,000 hospital admissions in 2018-19.

Lower income families less likely to recognise cancer risks

Individuals from a lower-income household brackets have been found less likely to recognise cancer risk factors.

Pharmacies still failing to meet safety standards, warns PDA

The PDA warns many UK pharmacies are still failing to meet key patient safety standards such as adequate staffing levels.

Coronavirus public information campaign launched across the UK

A public campaign has been launched to advise people on how to protect themselves from infection from the coronavirus.

Wuhan coronavirus reaches the UK

CMOs raise risk to the public from low to moderate.

HIV transmission rate continues to fall

UK on the way to reaching goal of eliminating HIV transmission by 2030.

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