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Campaign takes a family-led approach to childhood obesity

Families will be able to attend consultations in their local pharmacies to promote healthy habits for their children

Flu vaccination 2016/17: Service specification & PGD now available

The service specification and Patient Group Direction (PGD) for the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2016/17 have now been published.

NCB criticises Childhood Obesity Strategy

The government's plan for tackling childhood obesity is under attack, with many claiming it doesn't go far enough 

Survey shows pharmacists put patient needs first

Data suggests that pharmacy teams consistently base the decision of whether to provide an OTC medicine on patient safety – even when this means a lost sale.

Boots UK lends support to blood donor campaign

Boots UK has removed the Os from its logo to draw attention to the importance of giving blood

Remember 7th to 14th November: AYP Week

2016's Ask Your Pharmacist Week will have the theme of “More Than Medicines”

Health advice for Hajj 2016

Those attending the Hajj pilgrimage are encouraged to seek out travel advice to avoid falling ill

Brits under-report calorie intake

A recent study conducted by The Behavioural Insights Team suggests our true calorie intake is being underestimated.

Foods no longer ‘suitable for diabetics’

Manufacturers are no longer able to label food as ‘diabetic’ or ‘suitable for diabetics’

OTC and health launches down by almost one-third

Supermarkets' squeeze on what they stock has impacted on the number of OTC new product launches

Pharmacies cautioned on e-cigarette sales to under-18s

Pharmacies were found to have sold e-cigarettes and vaping liquids to young people in a series of trading standards inspections

The new Flu Vaccination Service: what pharmacies need to know

This national Flu Vaccination Service 2016/17 will be very similar to last year's service, with a few key changes.

Cost of diabetes drugs soars to almost £1 billion

The national spend on prescription items is rising each year in line with increased rates of diagnosis

Teva acquires Actavis Generics

The manufacturer hopes that acquiring Actavis will help it to crack the global and US generics markets

Getting ready for flu season

PSNC will be holding a webinar covering must-know facts about the new Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 

Report counts the wider cost of poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that dealing with the effects of poverty costs the public purse £78bn annually

Get ready for Urology Awareness Month

September's Urology Awareness Month explains the symptoms and encourages people to speak to their doctor sooner

CMA approves Celesio's £125m Sainsbury's deal

Sainsbury's 281 pharmacies are to be rebranded as LloydsPharmacy, with 2,700 set to join the Lloyds workforce

Melanoma rates have doubled in the past 20 years

The past 20 years have seen a dramatic rise in melanoma skin cancer diagnosis rates, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics

New vitamin D guidance from PHE

Public Health England has recommended that all groups receive 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily

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