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Health & NHS

Nutrition focus for Self Care Week

A vitamin D factsheet – the first in a new range from the Self Care Forum – has been launched during Self Care Week to highlight why nutrition is important in self care.

Former DH director to head up CCA

Former Department of Health director general and NHS regional head John Bacon will be CCA chair

London pharmacist leads AMR awareness initiative

A London pharmacist is using social media to raise awareness of the need to fight antibiotics resistance

HCPs need self care training says PAGB

As Self Care Week launches, the PAGB is urging for self care training to be a key requirement for HCPs

Most GP surgeries rated good by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated 91% of GP surgeries in England as good in the 12 months to July 2018

Fall in people using drugs and alcohol services causes concern

There were 268,390 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services in England in 2017-18 - four per cent less than the previous year

‘Prevention is better than a cure’, says health secretary

Prevention will be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, shifting the healthcare focus to primary and community care services and the value they can bring in offering early support.

Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

Adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) is a biological medicine used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

Inhaled corticosteroids may increase lung infections

New research suggests that ICS, especially at high doses, increase the risk of lung infections with non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM)

Hypoglycaemia: especially dangerous in dementia

Severe hypoglycaemia is more deadly in people with diabetes and dementia than in those with diabetes alone, according to research presented in Berlin recently

Employers behind pharmacy apprenticeship pledge transparency

The employers behind a second pharmacy apprenticeship proposal identify themselves and set out steps to improve transparency.

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