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Over half a million dementia cases could go undiagnosed by 2040, study predicts

Currently, an estimated 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK, with 315,000 undiagnosed cases As the population continues to age, the number of dementia cases in the...

GPhC explores potential benefits of covert surveillance powers

GPhc to address ethical concerns regarding covert surveillance, particularly in online pharmacy probes  In a recent minute of meeting,...

UKPPLAB to elevate pharmacist satisfaction and enhance patient safety

PDA advocates pharmacist autonomy in professional leadership amid CPhO influence In a bid to bolster professional leadership within the...

NHS launches Spring Covid-19 booster vaccination bookings

Over 11.8 million individuals, including frontline healthcare workers and those aged 65 and above, have received the autumn Covid-19 vaccination The National Health Service (NHS)...

Over 2,000 hospital buildings in England older than the NHS: Lib Dem study reveals

The Lib Dems describe the situation as a "national scandal", call on Rishi Sunak to invest in upgrading NHS hospital buildings  The Liberal Democrats have...

Measles outbreak hits a new total since 2023 across England and Wales

UKHSA reports 35% surge in measles cases in London  Despite warnings from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) last year, measles outbreaks have escalated across...

Proper Ways to Understand the Healthcare Sector from a Legal Perspective

The complex healthcare system is closely connected to many legal considerations that shape the modern healthcare industry. Anyone involved must have a firm grasp...

Medicine shortages: UK charities and pharmacists call for supply chain review

‘Unless there is openness and transparency between the government and manufacturers, resolving medicine shortages will remain impossible’ Health charities and community pharmacists have warned the...

Europe Sees Surge in Generic Medicines Withdrawals; UK Faces Doubling of Drug Shortages

Generic medicines for cancer and mental health on the Union List of Critical Medicines are disappearing, study reveals Adding to the growing evidence of...

NHS to support newly-trained pharmacists with new £1.5 million investment

The new initiative is set to create highly-skilled placement opportunities in community pharmacies, GP surgeries, and care homes for freshly graduating pharmacists In a bid...

Professor Mahendra Patel joins UK Pharmacy Professional Leadership Advisory Board

The nine independent expert members of the UK Pharmacy Professional Leadership Advisory Board announced   Professor Mahendra Patel OBE, CEO of the Oxford University Centre...

Silent suffering: 12k NHS staff reluctant to share mental health and well-being struggles

Latest UNISON survey underscores mental health absence affecting over 30 per cent of NHS staff including paramedics, and nurses A recent UNISON survey has unveiled...

NHS England sets new target for Pharmacy First

Community pharmacies are expected to deliver at least 320,000 Pharmacy First consultations each month by March 2025  NHS England will be further harnessing the potential...

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