Population Health

  1. The ABC of CVD

    A new coalition led by PHE and NHS England aims to educate the public on the A-B-C conditions.

  2. The right to smile

    With the help of the National Smile Month, pharmacy teams are in the perfect position to help educate families.

  3. Understanding learning disabilities

    With 1.4 million people in the UK living with a learning disability, pharmacy staff need to understand the issues affecting them.

  4. A pint of O neg, stat!

    Pharmacy staff have an important role in raising awareness of the importance of blood donation.

  5. Perspective: Better contraception access

    In today’s world the pill should be a Pharmacy medicine, as community pharmacists can safely and conveniently prescribe, supply and monitor

  6. Mind and body

    With the help of the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week, pharmacies can offer support and raise awareness.

  7. The air that we breathe: A public health crisis

    Problems with the quality of the air that we breathe and the impact it can have on our health have not gone away

  8. Fibre under the microscope

    A recent study says fibre offers vital protection against potentially fatal health conditions. How can pharmacy teams help?

  9. Mental chains

    Men are less likely than women to acknowledge mental health issues or seek help and support from others. 

  10. A helping hand

    Over half of all mental health conditions start before the age of 14. Pharmacies can help to signpost expert support.

  11. Protection is pivotal

    Every four minutes, a young person in England is diagnosed with an STI, pharmacy teams can help reduce the incidence.

  12. Drug use in the elderly

    How can we tackle inappropriate prescribing and poor adherence in elderly patients?

  13. Banish the booze

    Some 4.2 million people are projected to ditch the booze for Dry January in 2019 to save money and to improve their health.

  14. Child health goals

    England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

  15. Takeaway messages

    Snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

  16. Pharmacy’s role in vascular disease

    Community pharmacists could do significantly more to improve vascular health says Professor David Taylor

  17. Self care: a year round mission

    Self care is the topic of the moment and pharmacies can help protect the health of their communities.

  18. The white stuff

    Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good for the nation’s health, but it may prompt queries from those living with diabetes.

  19. #RockTheRibbon

    Huge progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, but as World AIDS Day approaches, stigma remains a challenge.

  20. Testing times

    PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

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