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Think carefully before enforcing mask rules says PSNC

Pharmacies should “think carefully” before insisting that any patients entering the premises wear a face covering, the PSNC has warned.

Pharmacies warned of rising benzodiazepine harm

There is evidence that the circulation of illicit and counterfeit tablets sold as benzodiazepines is on the rise and causing increasing harm.

Pharmacy teams get free access to Covid-19 mental health training

Pharmacy teams are among those who can access Public Health England’s new psychological first aid (PFA) training course.

RPS: Government must act on second BAME Covid report

EPB chair Claire Anderson urges the government to “urgently” act on a report on Covid-19`s impact on BAME communities.

Ethnic minorities at greater Covid risk says Government

The pandemic may be exacerbating inequalities along ethnic and occupational lines, Public Health England has found.

PHE issues vitamin D Coronavirus Update

Public Health England has updated its official advice on vitamin D supplements in the light of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Covid-19 revamp for 'Every Mind Matters'

PHE is supporting the public's mental health with a new campaign 'Now More Than Ever, Every Mind Matters'.

Coronavirus pharmacy tests spark debate

The company says there is strong interest in its £175 kits, but some pharmacists have been critical.

GP consultations for flu on rise in last seven days

Hospital and intensive care admission rates for flu has decreased over the last week but GP consultations increased.  

 

 

Boots and PHE team up to launch health questionnaire

Boots and Public Health England launch a questionnaire to help people understand how they can lead healthier lives.

Development of UK alcohol clinical guidelines underway

PHE is collaborating with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to produce the first UK-wide clinical guidelines for alcohol misuse.

Benzodiazepines prescribed more in deprived areas, study confirms

Researchers found prescribing rates were 45 per cent higher in the most deprived populations compared to the least.

DHSC orders 400,000 additional flu jabs for winter

The DHSC has ordered 400,000 extra doses of the adult flu vaccine for the 2019-20 flu season, it was announced yesterday.

PHE launches Stoptober 2019

It’s time to split up with smoking, according to PHE, as preparation for 2019 Stoptober campaign gets underway.

Parents urged to check children’s MMR records

Parents of children starting primary school are being urged to check their immunisation records.

Government to consider ‘non-GP settings’ for MMR as measles threat grows

The Government will consider offering MMR vaccinations in “settings outside of a GP” to improve protection rates.

Boys to be offered HPV vaccine for first time

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free HPV vaccine from September for the first time.

Get to grips with public health issues

A series of new e-learning tools to boost health professionals’ knowledge in dealing with some of the big issues in public health has been rolled out

Sexual health services ‘not accessible enough’

Sexual health service users have serious concerns around the accessibility of services, a report from the Commons Health Select Committee indicates

Flu now circulating in the community

Most sufferers have a flu strain that is “well matched” to this year’s vaccine, PHE reports



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