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Sexual Health

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Desogestrel contraceptive pills to be sold by pharmacists

UK medicines watchdog the MHRA has announced that the first progesterone pills are to be available from pharmacies without a prescription.

Consumers get ready for 'a summer of love'

Pharmacists can expect an increase in footfall and queries about sexual health this summer including men with erection problems.

Lloyds updates locum booking policy after EHC controversy

Lloyds superintendent says company has updated its locum booking system after high profile incidents where patients were refused EHC.

Make PrEP available from pharmacies, MP urges NHS chief

Preventative HIV medicine should be available from community pharmacies, NHS England chief Simon Stevens has been told.   

Hidden benefits to help for men

An estimated five million men in the UK experience erection problems, but a June 2020 survey by Upjohn revealed that only four per cent have sought help from a pharmacist.

Superdrug Online Doctor launches PrEP service

Superdrug is the first UK pharmacy chain to offer a PrEP service to individuals worried about their HIV risk.

Gonorrhoea cases increased 26 per cent between 2018 and 2019

The number of cases of gonorrhoea increased by 26 per cent between 2018 and 2019. 

Pharmacies wanted for a wider role in sexual health

The sexually transmitted infection rate is rising and PHE would like more community pharmacies to get involved.

Calls for lower EHC prices as online pharmacy starts charging

An online pharmacy's decision to cut emergency contraception prices has sparked calls for other pharmacies to reduce theirs.

Commission a national EHC service, DH urged

The DHSC has been urged to introduce national service specifications for smoking cessation and EHC.

Sexual health - a role for pharmacy

With service cuts ongoing, pharmacy staff can encourage early testing

£11.1m funding boost not enough for NI pharmacies, says CPNI chair

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland receive additional funding of £11.1m, but it's not enough claims CPNI

Winter Health: Congestion

Find out more about how to advise customers on congestion and make effective product recommendations. 

Wanna buy a smart watch?

Is the pharmacy profession capitalising on the opportunities provided by technology to improve healthcare and service delivery to patients?  Outsider doesn't think so.

AYP Week 2018 focuses on medicines safety

Ask Your Pharmacist Week has kicked off, with pharmacies around the country providing information on medicines safety

Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

Adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) is a biological medicine used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

Taking a customer-first approach

Every interaction you have at the counter matters. This video will help you to deliver a first-class service to all your customers.

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

Going local for a change

NHS England’s announcement last month that seven pilot regions will test a framework for using pharmacy expertise to deliver improved patient outcomes from medicines, begs the question: can the community pharmacy sector step up for local development?

Lincolnshire leads way for NMS

Rolling annual totals for NMS just under 1m, as latest figures reveal Lincolnshire pharmacies lead way

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