Tuesday, August 20, 2019

DHSC explores personalised health checks

A new evidence-based review of the the NHS health checks will explore if personalised interventions based on people's age, where they live and their...

NHS rolls out wearable tech for diabetes prevention

NHS England has rolled out a digital expansion scheme to prevent Type II diabetes. In a statement on Monday, it said up to a fifth...

BREAKING NEWS: Aspen to pay NHS £8 million after supply probe

The Competition Market Authority (CMA) has secured an £8 million payment for the NHS as a result of an ongoing investigation. Drug firm Aspen has...

Patients prefer pharmacists, GPs alike for hypertension management

Patients have similar preferences for pharmacists and GPs when it comes to hypertension management, according to recent research. The study, published in the British Journal...

GP waiting times cross two-week mark: Pulse survey

The average waiting times for a routine GP appointment now exceeds two weeks, according to a Pulse survey. The annual survey, published on Monday, had responses...

Startup firm receives £6.5 million fund for developing dementia drug

AstronauTx, a new UK-based biotech company working on dementia treatment, has secured £6.5 million investment from the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF). First company created from...
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Boots trials interpretation service in store

Boots UK has started trialling a new on-demand interpretation service for non-English speaking patients at their pharmacies. The pilot of the free service is now...
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No-deal Brexit feared to worsen Europe’s shortage of medicines

As the October 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches, health professionals are warning that shortages of some medicines could worsen in...

EXCLUSIVE: NICE guidance on cannabis unlikely to have immediate impact on pharmacies

BY NOEL WARDLE The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened a consultation on the prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products. By way...

NICE and NHS flag lack of evidence on medicinal cannabis

NICE and NHS England, in two separate documents published on Thursday, have flagged the lack of evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis. Draft...