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Sugary drink tax comes into force

Health commentators have said the long-awaited ‘sugar tax’ will help the UK tackle obesity rates and improve the nation’s oral health

Provide e-cigarettes on prescription, PHE urges

The PHE review of e-cigarette use has found that the smoking substitute poses “a small fraction” of the health risks associated with smoking

Flu still circulating but showing signs of stabilising, PHE says

New figures reveal that GP consultations have stabilised, hospitalisations have fallen by 7% and that intensive care admissions have fallen by 26%

PHE launches review into prescription drug addiction

Public Health England is to undertake a year-long review into the growing problem of addiction to prescription medications such as opioid painkillers

Brine joins NHS execs in supporting Smokefree Pledge

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine has joined NHS England and Public Health England chief executives in endorsing the NHS Smokefree Pledge

Taking control of snacking

Helping parents take control of their children’s snacking is the focus of Public Health England's latest Change4Life campaign and the first promoting healthier snacks.

Targeting smokers this new year

A new TV advert highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes and urging smokers to make a quit attempt with help from Smokefree has been released by PHE.

We must protect antibiotics efficacy, campaign urges

The government will not “allow modern medicine to grind to a halt,” pharmacy minister Steve Brine said as PHE launched its ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign

PSNC in talks around flu jabs for care home staff

PSNC has said it is in talks with NHS England around amending the community pharmacy flu vaccination service to include care home workers

Health body drive to reach more with flu jab

Public health bodies have teamed up to launch a raft of measures aimed at boosting flu jab uptake – including addressing uptake issues among healthcare staff

PHE calls for STPs to work together on heart health

Public Health England has called for coordination of services such as in-pharmacy testing to help improve detection and management of CVD

Support SMEs to improve work health, says PHE

Small employers stand to benefit from support in improving workforce health, Public Health England said as it launched a new advice initiative

PHE Heart Age Test shows men over 50 at risk

Results from Public Health England's Heart Age Test show that men over 50 are at particular risk of heart attack and stroke

Pharmacists urged to get involved in BP awareness campaign

Health charity Blood Pressure UK has issued a call to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals urging them to take part in Know Your Numbers! Week

Tackling high blood pressure in pharmacy

Develop local and national strategies to benefit from the contribution pharmacy can make to tackling high blood pressure, Pharmacy Voice urges in a new report

Expecting to stop

We examine the debate about CO testing for smokers in pregnancy.

Blood pressure checks could save lives, PHE urges

Adults should memorise their blood pressure number along with their PIN and telephone numbers, Public Health England is urging

PHE urges parents to take control of children’s diets

Public Health England has found that the average child consumes half their daily recommended sugar intake before they arrive at the school gates

PHE seeks commitment to smokefree NHS

Public Health England chief exec Duncan Selbie has written to trust leaders seeking their commitment to measures that can help bring about a tobacco-free NHS

‘Shameful inequality’ for people with dementia says charity

A report highlights a “shameful inequality” between people dying with dementia and those dying without the condition
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