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The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a campaign to encourage pharmacy teams to look after their wellbeing and mental health. The ACTNow campaign will run until the end of August and aims to support those working and studying in the profession to prioritise their own mental health and wellbeing, and to check in on their colleagues. Chief executive Danielle Hunt ...

The Black Pharmacists Association (UKBPA) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have teamed up to investigate whether pharmacies are carrying out workforce risk assessments and making necessary adaptations during the Covid-19 crisis. NHS organisations in England, Scotland and Wales recently published guidance advising health sector employers to provide risk assessments for staff who may be at increased risk of severe ...

The Pharmacy Schools Council (PSC), the representative body for schools of pharmacy in the UK, has said it is committed to providing greater support for black and minority ethnic students and colleagues. A range of measures designed to address inequality, from BAME representation on committees and policy groups to more targeted support for students and an examination of teaching practices ...

Community pharmacies in Wales are to join GPs in being allowed to offer their patients remote video consultations, the Welsh government has said. The government announced that it will be launching a pilot that will see video consultations extended to community pharmacies, opticians and dental practices. This will help pharmacies carry out a range of services remotely, including advising on ...

Metabolic syndrome support by Faye Hall – read the article here.  When you have read and absorbed the information in the CPD factfile, you can record your learning and make notes in the online form below. When you press submit a PDF will be generated which you can download and save. Record your learning online via https://www.mygphc.org/signin to record it as ...

The Health of the Nation survey, one of the largest of its kind and conducted by Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA), surveyed 10,000 adults from across the UK about their health habits. Average Brit spends just £8.82 on keeping healthy each week Men are spending more than women, with a weekly average of £9.18 over £8.46 45% of over 65s admit ...

Sales of immunity-boosting supplements could be set for a record year as consumers try to protect themselves against the covid-19 virus, according to influential US business title Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), which says it expects growth of the category to spike above 25% in 2020, up from 8.5% growth to $3.3 billion overall. Other markets – the UK and other parts of ...

The planet-friendly insect repellent brand incognito will be receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category for 2020. This is the second Queens Award that the company has received and demonstrates the achievements the company has made. incognito will join 7,000 UK enterprises which have received this royal recognition since the awards were established in 1965.   ...

Public Health England has updated its long-standing advice about vitamin D, stating that everyone should supplement with 10 micrograms daily and not just ‘at-risk’ groups as recommended up until now. Supplementation is a vital addition to the diet, helping to safeguard against deficiency of vitamin D, which is required by the body for bone and muscle health. Graham Keen, Executive ...

A new campaign – Now More Than Ever, Every Mind Matters – has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) to support the public in managing their mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign, which is an extension of the existing Every Mind Matters campaign, encourages adults to take steps to look after their mental health during the Covid-19 ...