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Public Health

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Safe to deliver Covid and flu jabs together, study shows

No safety issues and immune response preserved, DHSC funded study shows.

OHID has mission to level up health disparities

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is one of two bodies taking over roles of Public Health England

Bedfordshire Numark pharmacies deliver 68,500 Covid vaccinations

Numark pharmacies worked with six GP surgeries to administer Covid vaccinations in Flitwick

Drop in STI diagnoses down to disruption from Covid pandemic

Less STI testing saw the number of diagnoses fall by 32 per cent between 2020 and 2019.

AZ boss warns against rushing into Covid booster programme

Soirot questions wisdom of giving booster jab without real world evidence of need

All 16 and 17 year olds to be offered Covid vaccination by August 23

The DHSC has said over 800 GP-led sites will offer vaccines to youngsters.

Drug deaths in Scotland hits highest number since records began

The Scottish government said 1,339 people died from drug misuse in 2020.

Drinking habits change for over a third of people

Over a third of people (34.4 per cent) reported a change in their drinking habits over the last year.

Office of Health Promotion takes over from PHE

New body will lead national efforts to tackle obesity, improve mental health and promote physical activity.

Long way to a smoke-free 2030

Options increasing but a long way to go to a smoke-free future

NICE calls on commissioners to promote pharmacy services

Local health commissioners should consider promoting community pharmacies as a first port of call for health and wellbeing, NICE has said. 

Mythbuster: Covid-19, fags and fat

Terry Maguire’s lockdown reading has included looked at the evidence linking (or not) Covid-19 and two familiar challenges 

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

'We are guinea pigs' - pharmacists' COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

RPS calls for reversal in smoking services decline

RPS marks No Smoking Day issues with call for additional public health funding.

Pharmacy 'getting hand gel requests every six minutes'

Pharmacies throughout the UK have seen a huge spike in demand for hand sanitiser in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus sees global shift in hygiene behaviour

The current coronavirus outbreak has led to widespread concern with many people changing their hygiene behaviours.

New campaign urges people to get active

Fifteen leading health and social care organisations are urging people with long term conditions to get active

Plan for an impact with public health

The NHS has recognised that there needs to be a greater focus on preventing, limiting or delaying ill health. Actions to promote positive health have been emphasised in the NHS Long Term Plan

Against inequality, firmly pro pharmacy

Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), talks health and wellbeing, healthy high streets, and pharmacy

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