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Fewer than half of public aware of pharmacy blood pressure checks, NHS warns

New campaign urges over-40s to get their blood pressure checked at their local pharmacy

11 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article

Heart health

ICS works with digital start-up on pharmacist-led hypertension programme

Prescribing pharmacists to offer virtual consultations to help improve hypertension control

27 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article

Heart health

First prescriptions for heart failure

This module covers medicines used in the management of heart failure.

13 Sep 2023 , 60 Min Module

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CVD deaths increase: Pharmacy has a role to play, says negotiator

Negotiator responds to BHF finding that excess deaths have shot up since pandemic began

23 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Pharmacies have carried out 75k blood pressure checks, says NHSE

Chief pharmacist David Webb calls on more pharmacies to sign up to case-finding service.

19 May 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Dears Pharmacy and PocDoc launch lipid testing service

Scheme uses smartphone testing and includes a statin prescribing option.

17 May 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Twice-a-year injection for high blood pressure undergoes trial

The treatment could replace the need for daily pills if the study is successful.

27 Apr 2022 , 1 Min Article

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SGLT2 inhibitors: A new hope for heart failure?

New research suggests SGLT2 inhibitors could revolutionise heart failure treatment.

09 Dec 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Over-60s told not to take aspirin to prevent CVD

Researchers say people in their 40s and 50s can take aspirin as a preventative step only.

13 Oct 2021 , 1 Min Article

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'Revolutionary' anti-cholesterol drug to be offered on NHS

NHSE&I said inclisiran will be administered by nurses in GP surgeries.

01 Sep 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Pharmacy hypertension service 'can save 2,000 lives in 5 years'

NHSE&I said pharmacies can prevent 3,700 strokes and 2,500 heart attacks.

24 Aug 2021 , 1 Min Article

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MHRA recalls 25 batches of irbesartan medicines

Batches recalled as a precautionary measure due to contamination.

09 Aug 2021 , 1 Min Article

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NHS eyes 'health MOT' service in pharmacies

Health MOTs at pharmacies, clinics and NHS vaccinations services are set to save thousands of lives.

16 Jun 2021 , 1 Min Article