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Sexual Health

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Pharmacists well placed to offer SRH services, study finds

A new study indicates community pharmacists' role could expand to sexual health services.

Desogestrel contraceptive pills to be sold by pharmacists

UK medicines watchdog the MHRA has announced that the first progesterone pills are to be available from pharmacies without a prescription.

Lloyds updates locum booking policy after EHC controversy

Lloyds superintendent says company has updated its locum booking system after high profile incidents where patients were refused EHC.

Make PrEP available from pharmacies, MP urges NHS chief

Preventative HIV medicine should be available from community pharmacies, NHS England chief Simon Stevens has been told. 

 

Superdrug Online Doctor launches PrEP service

Superdrug is the first UK pharmacy chain to offer a PrEP service to individuals worried about their HIV risk.

Gonorrhoea cases increased 26 per cent between 2018 and 2019

The number of cases of gonorrhoea increased by 26 per cent between 2018 and 2019. 

Calls for lower EHC prices as online pharmacy starts charging

An online pharmacy's decision to cut emergency contraception prices has sparked calls for other pharmacies to reduce theirs.

Commission a national EHC service, DH urged

The DHSC has been urged to introduce national service specifications for smoking cessation and EHC.

New HIV diagnoses fall more than a quarter

HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen by more than a quarter since 2015, according to Public Health England.

STI diagnoses up 5% in England last year

The rise in STIs is likely to be due to people not using condoms correctly and consistently with new and casual partners, and an increase in testing.

HIV test kits on Boots shelves a 'turning point'

The makers of a HIV self testing kit say they hope launching their product on Boots shelves will be a “turning point” in encouraging more to get tested.

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.

Pharmacy's role in sexual health

PHE demonstrates the valuable role of pharmacy in providing sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services.

Pharmacy's sexual health potential untapped, says PHE

Community pharmacies can do a lot to address sexual health issues like STIs and HIV says Public Health England.

Hancock sets 2030 target for zero HIV transmission

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has committed to ending the transmission of HIV in England by 2030

New flu jab close to approval

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recently offered a positive opinion for Seqirus’s QIVc

Optimism for community pharmacy in Wales

The future looks bright for community pharmacy in Wales, with changes putting clinical services at the focus of interactions.

LloydsPharmacy’s sore throat service launches across 600 stores

The multiple says it is aimed at alleviating GP pressures and addressing the growing issue of antibiotic resistance

£11.1m funding boost not enough for NI pharmacies, says CPNI chair

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland receive additional funding of £11.1m, but it's not enough claims CPNI

Have your say: Pharmacy technician survey from APTUK

APTUK is seeking the views of pharmacy technicians and pre-registration trainees across Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

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