Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Individual savings accounts or ISAs explained

Individual Savings Accounts or ISAs are tax-exempt savings accounts available to individuals aged 18 or over who are resident and ordinarily resident in the...

‘GPs can refer 20 million patients to community pharmacy each year’

GPs could refer more than 20 million patients to community pharmacy each year, NHS England’s director of primary care strategy has said. During a speech...

Get DMIRS right to reap rewards

BY RICHARD BROWN The NHS England Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) is one of the most important changes to community pharmacy since the advent...

Pharmacy is first stop for common childhood ailments

An NHS England figure states that around 18 million GP appointments for minor children’s ailments could have been better managed by community pharmacists. Research...

Pharmacies can help by raising public awareness

Millions of parents could get more convenient and timelier expert advice by visiting their local pharmacist first, which will also ease pressure on GP...

Getting under the skin of medical aesthetics

BY AMISH PATEL Medical aesthetics has been great in developing my skills and knowledge as a pharmacist; firstly, in dermatology, but also, as a pharmacy...

Dietary supplementation is here to stay

The recent NHS Interim People Plan calls for the NHS to put all staff front and centre of the way it operates and identifies...

Dietary advice on the front line

In the internet age, the public has unfettered access to a wealth of nutrition and lifestyle information. Unfortunately, due to the ‘Wild West-like’ nature...

Bridging dietary gaps

So, do people need dietary supplements or not? The short answer in many cases is ‘yes’. Whilst we should obtain the nutrients we need...

‘Dietary supplements: robust evidence is lacking’

BY HELEN BARRETT A supplement, as the name implies, is any product that aims to “supplement” the diet in nutrients that could be potentially missing. There...