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NPN | Your Pharmacy Can Help - Digestive Health

Are you worried about your digestive health? Is the period after a meal always uncomfortable? Your local pharmacy can be a valuable resource to help you make up with your gut.

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NPN | Pharmacy Holds the Key to Correct Inhaler Use

Last year, 75% of respondents with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in England revealed that they did not receive their annual inhaler check. A task force made up of patients, carers and healthcare bodies including PSNC and the RPS has stressed that community pharmacies will need funding to provide an essential annual inhaler technique check service.


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NPN | Fit-to-Fly at your Local Pharmacy

As the days get increasingly longer and the summer months begin to draw in, you might have a holiday on your mind. Ensure you don’t get caught short by the fit-to-fly rules, and seek out a pharmacy near you offering tests and providing Fit to Fly certificates within 72 hours.


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NPN | Prescription Charges

According to The Department of Health and Social Care, prescription charges will be held at £9.35 an item as we move into the 2022/23 financial year, marking the first time in 12 years that costs have been frozen like this.


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NPN | Mental Health: Pharmacist Training in 2022

First announced in the ‘NHS People Plan’, plans to give pharmacists specialist mental health training are soon to be underway as a pilot programme begins at the University of Bradford in April.

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NPN | Stop Smoking: Hospital Referral Service Now Underway

The second of the two new Advanced services to be introduced to community pharmacies this year has officially commenced. This service aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from smoking, reducing health inequalities associated with higher rates of smoking, and ensuing that any patients referred to community pharmacy receive assistance that’s consistent and effective.


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NPN | Your Pharmacy Can Help: Sexual Health

Many pharmacy teams are already engaged with providing sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services across the UK - although there are still variations in service delivery, an increasing number of community pharmacies are capable of delivering high quality sexual and reproductive health services.


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NPN | Skin Conditions

Developing a problem with your skin can have a negative effect on your life, even if it’s harmless - especially when the skin condition is particularly visible, in areas like your face or hands. In some cases, you might be tempted to visit your GP - but your local pharmacy team are qualified healthcare professions who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines to help with all sorts of skin problems.


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NPN | Allergies

For many, allergies are nothing more than a mild irritation, but for some, they can have an extremely significant impact on daily life.


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NPN | Men's Health

Getting men to talk about their health can be a challenge - and starting the conversation is something pharmacies are getting better at. Your local pharmacy staff are trained to conduct consultations with empathy, maintaining your dignity throughout and providing a discrete space to talk about common issues like erection problems and hair loss.


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