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Children in troubled households more likely to suffer mental health issues

Researchers looked at the anonymised hospital and GP records of 190,000 children in Wales.

Patient alert issued over 'unprecedented' opioid overdoses

PHE issues a national alert after an "unprecedented number of overdoses".

Charity attacks plans to raise free prescription age to 66

The Government plans to increase the age for prescription exemptions to 66 years.

MHRA reclassifies Nuromol from P to GSL

The decision will make it easier for patients to access the painkiller, says the regulator.

All 16 and 17 year olds to be offered Covid vaccination by August 23

The DHSC has said over 800 GP-led sites will offer vaccines to youngsters.

London pharmacies take part in meningitis campaign

Pharmacies will give people information about how to prevent infection.

PSNC urges contractors to complete health data survey

The negotiator said pharmacists must have read-write access to shared care records.

MHRA recalls 25 batches of irbesartan medicines

Batches recalled as a precautionary measure due to contamination.

Fully vaccinated people three times less likely to get Covid

People who have had both jabs less likely to get Covid or pass it on, REACT study finds.

NHS rejects calls to increase pharmacy flu jab payments

PSNC is "disappointed" that NHS England has refused its demands for a fee increase.

Drug deaths in England and Wales highest on record

There were 4,561 drug poisoning deaths in 2020, a 3.8 per cent rise on 2019.

Drug deaths in Scotland hits highest number since records began

The Scottish government said 1,339 people died from drug misuse in 2020.

Amanda Pritchard confirmed as next head of NHS England

Viewed as the continuity candidate, Pritchard will be the first woman to head up NHS England.

NI pharmacies start rolling out Moderna jabs

A new phase for Northern Ireland's pharmacy Covid vaccination programme.

NHS to delegate all pharmacy commissioning by 2023

Pharmacy commissioning to be completely delegated to ICBs by April 2023.

HCPs cast doubt on public's ability to self care

Nearly half of the healthcare professionals in the UK don't believe the public are able to look after their own health.

Jeremy Hunt: Pharmacies must 'make voice heard' on ICSs

Former health secretary says pharmacies should seize new commissioning opportunities.

Smoking rates greater in poorer households

A study finds a strong link between poverty and higher smoking rates.

New NHS clinics to provide pelvic floor support for women

Pregnant women and new mums are to receive support from new NHS clinics.

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