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Bedfordshire Numark pharmacies deliver 68,500 Covid vaccinations

Numark pharmacies worked with six GP surgeries to administer Covid vaccinations in Flitwick

Drop in STI diagnoses down to disruption from Covid pandemic

Less STI testing saw the number of diagnoses fall by 32 per cent between 2020 and 2019.

AZ boss warns against rushing into Covid booster programme

Soirot questions wisdom of giving booster jab without real world evidence of need

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.

Drug deaths in Scotland hits highest number since records began

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

Drinking habits change for over a third of people

Over a third of people (34.4 per cent) reported a change in their drinking habits over the last year.

Office of Health Promotion takes over from PHE

New body will lead national efforts to tackle obesity, improve mental health and promote physical activity.

NICE calls on commissioners to promote pharmacy services

Local health commissioners should consider promoting community pharmacies as a first port of call for health and wellbeing, NICE has said. 

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

'We are guinea pigs' - pharmacists' COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

RPS calls for reversal in smoking services decline

RPS marks No Smoking Day issues with call for additional public health funding.

Community pharmacies to receive facemasks

Chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge has told community pharmacies they are to receive facemasks.

Pharmacy 'getting hand gel requests every six minutes'

Pharmacies throughout the UK have seen a huge spike in demand for hand sanitiser in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Retired NHS staff may be called back to duty

A worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK could see retired NHS staff called back to duty to prop up the health service.

Poorest women’s life expectancy falls in England’s ‘lost decade’

Women living in England’s poorest neighbourhoods have seen a decline in life expectancy since 2011. 

Coronavirus sees global shift in hygiene behaviour

The current coronavirus outbreak has led to widespread concern with many people changing their hygiene behaviours.

NHS data reveals state of the nation's health

Some 43 per cent of adults aged 16 and over have at least one longstanding medical condition according to NHS Digital.

Obesity costs us £409 each in taxes

Obesity is costing each UK citizen an additional £409 a year in taxes and cutting their life expectancy by 2.7 years, according to an OECD report.

Breast cancer deaths down 44 per cent in 20 years

More than 130,000 breast cancer deaths in the UK have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to a new Cancer Research UK analysis.

NPA: Community pharmacy already delivering on services agenda

The NPA's Helga Mangion said new public health agendas formalise ways of working that are already happening in pharmacies. 

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