Population Health

  1. Discovering vitamin D deficiency

    With everyone encouraged to stay home as much as possible during the pandemic, have people been getting enough vitamin D? 

  2. Cancer during Covid-19

    Fears about cancer can put many people off seeking help, but added concerns around Covid-19 have, in some cases, put even more barriers in place.

  3. Wellbeing worries

    Covid-19 has taken its toll on many people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, but pharmacy teams can help.

  4. Dealing with diabetes

    People with diabetes are at increased risk of the complications of Covid-19 so what do you need to know?

  5. Halting HPV

    Experts suggest that hundreds of lives will be saved every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test.

  6. Don't bet on it

    With gambling addiction on the rise, more people than ever are starting to suffer serious health problems connected to their compulsion. 

  7. Has obesity been normalised?

    In an overweight society, obesity is normalised and sometimes even goes unrecognised. Community pharmacy teams are in a good place to help by engaging customers in a non-judgemental manner and if nece...

  8. HPV vaccination & pharmacy

    HPV vaccination became available to boys last autumn, 11 years after it was introduced for girls. So what opportunities for patient care does this programme and others like it offer community pharma...

  9. Recognising endometriosis

    Endometriosis is as common in women as diabetes, but diagnosis can take years, help spot the condition to make a difference.

  10. Addiction prescription

    PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of medicines.

  11. Opening doors

    The NPA says it’s time to improve everyone’s knowledge of pharmacy's potential as planning for AYP Week gets underway.

  12. Back to basics

    Deaths related to asthma attacks have increased, raising the question of whether enough is being done for its basic care.

  13. Cannabis-based medicines: an update

    With NICE having recently published draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products, catch up with this round up.

  14. It’s not you, it’s me

    It’s time to split up with smoking, according to PHE, as preparation for 2019 Stoptober campaign gets underway.

  15. Talking it over

    NHS data shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for anxiety and depression. 

  16. In our hands

    A new report from the RSPH aims to debunk misconceptions about hygiene and calls for a more targeted approach. 

  17. An injection of common sense

    With measles and mumps on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to encourage customers to get their children vaccinated?

  18. Only lonely on the inside

    Loneliness in older age is often a reality but is by no means absolute and pharmacy teams can offer support.

  19. Begin brainstorming

    As the prevalence of young stroke continues to rise, it’s time to revaluate perceptions of the condition.

  20. Conversations about Crohn’s

    Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s are invisible disabilities that can negatively impact many sufferers’ lives. 

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