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Sponsored – According to the healthcare regulatory body, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), commonly used painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen offer little to no evidence that they provide relief from chronic pain and should not be prescribed, as announced in a new report that is set to shake up pain treatment for the nation1. It ...

Sponsored –  Crawley Wasps are delighted to announce a partnership with local natural skincare company skin:genius. The deal sees Crawley-based skin:genius sponsor the club’s entire youth section, as well as first-team player Megan Stow. All eight youth teams this season will be wearing the club’s new Macron kit with skin:genius’s logo on the sleeve. Skin:genius produces a range of 100% ...

Sponsored We are more likely to get ill when the seasons change, as our bodies undergo immune pattern changes that can lead to an immune response and illness. This is particularly the case as we go into Autumn, as the temperatures drop, the hours of sunlight diminish and we start to stay indoors for longer periods. This susceptibility to seasonal ...

Public Health England’s (PHE) Couch to 5k fitness app has reached nearly one million downloads in the months since coronavirus first hit the UK. From March to the end of June, the NHS-backed fitness tool was downloaded 858,000 times, compared to 448,000 downloads in 2019 – a 92 percent increase. The app generates a beginner’s running plan, with three runs per week, for ...

Community pharmacies in England completed 1.71 million NHS flu vaccinations in 2019/20 – a 19.6 percent jump on the previous year, newly published NHS data shows. The figures for the entire 2019-20 influenza immunisation season, released by the NHS Business Services Agency and analysed by PharmData, reveal total payments to pharmacies for the year at £32.34m, comprising £15.96m in vaccine ...

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 ...

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 ...