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The new NHS Pharmacy First service has officially launched, with more than 10,000 pharmacies across the country registered to deliver the service. The new scheme was introduced by the government and NHS England on 31 January, to give patients quick and accessible care and ease pressure on GP services. Pharmacy First enables community pharmacists to complete episodes of care for ...

England’s chief pharmacist David Webb says the introduction of the Pharmacy First service, alongside the revamped Contraception and Blood Check services, is a “pivotal moment” for community pharmacy. It “provides an opportunity for community pharmacy to step more fully into its clinical future as part of the integrated NHS primary care team,” he says in an end-of-year letter to the sector. There ...

More than half of respondents to a global survey assessing how the supplement industry regards and approaches environmental sustainability said the issue is of high relevance to their company, but many said the costs associated with sustainable change, coupled with a lack of government support, were holding them back from doing more. The results provide a glimpse not just of ...

A presentation at the 10th Annual Nephrology Symposium, an event organized by the Academy of Nephrology & Nephrology Clinic of the University General Hospital of Larissa, Department of Medicine of the University of Thessaly, discussed the important role vitamin K2 plays in vascular calcification and the potential impact for chronic kidney disease patients. A core element of the presentation was ...

Living with skin issues and dry skin can take its toll on confidence and impact people’s lives. Skin symptoms can occur for a variety of reasons and affect any part of the body. A study by Viridian using their Organic Repair 5 Serum found that 98% of people who used the serum reported significant improvements in the appearance of their ...

Lanes has launched the ‘Kalmfulness Index’, a study accessing the mental health and well-being of over 3,700 respondents – the findings of which were revealed during the National Kalmfulness Week in November. The study asked participants to assess their health, emotional wellbeing and quality of life, to help identify their perceived ‘kalmfulness’ – defined as the ‘the state or quality ...

In 2024 HayMax allergen barrier balms have entered their 20th year, with several new awards taking its total to over 60. These include a Soil Association BOOM Award, British Made Award, Enterprise Award, BizzieBaby Award, Global 100 Award and Corporate America Today Annual Award. HayMax works on the prevention principle. This is different from most other hay fever treatments and remedies, ...

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has issued a cautious welcome to the government consultation published in December. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has worked closely with representatives of the pharmacy sector for six months in the run up to the release of its Pharmacy Supervision consultation. It’s therefore reassuring to see that the consultation broadly supports the ...

Driving sustainability and protecting the planet is at the heart of Viridian Nutrition’s mission. From choosing sustainably-grown ingredients, using recyclable packaging and bottles to selecting a renewable energy provider, Viridian is taking an environmental approach in everything it does. By taking responsibility and adopting earth-positive actions to tackle climate change, Viridian has secured the Greenleaf Standard of Environmental Sustainability for ...

Target Publishing, the publisher of Natural Pharmacy Business magazine, is delighted to announce that a new Web Editor has joined the team. Chantelle Holland has worked at Target Publishing since 2014, working her way up from Editorial Assistant to Editor across several magazine titles. She then took on the role of Digital Communications Executive in 2022 to tweet, post, like ...