Health & NHS

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Diabetes prescriptions on the rise in England, latest figures reveal

Data shows 60.3 million items were prescribed in 2021-22 compared with 57.9 million in 2020-21

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London children to be offered polio boosters as UKHSA declares incident

Poliovirus has been identified in a number of London boroughs.

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NHSE: No plans to make monkeypox vaccines available to pharmacies

There were 2,914 confirmed and 103 “highly probable” monkeypox cases in the UK as of August 8.

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New guidance says adolescents only need one dose of HPV vaccine

A single dose as good as two, says JCVI as it publishes new recommendation

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Cold snaps more deadly than heatwaves

Cold snaps kill about 75 times more people, new research finds

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Govt delays mean PSNC can’t announce details of 2022-23 contract

Outline agreement reached earlier in summer but departmental shake-ups delaying approval

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LGA chair wants naloxone expansion after record number of drug deaths

Drug misuse accounted for 3,060 of 4,859 drug poisoning deaths last year

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Scottish pharmacies deliver ‘well over’ 3 million Pharmacy First consultations

Community Pharmacy Scotland praises teams for their success with the service

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RPS director for England to leave in October

Sharma will become head of pharmacy at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

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NHSE: Pharmacies can order flu jabs for 50-64 year olds ‘immediately’

Concerns have been raised around the impact of sudden policy shifts on pharmacies

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