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Pharmacy support workers at NHS Tayside have begun strike action, following the breakdown of talks between NHS officials and Unite the Union over a pay dispute.
The proportion of young people who have smoked a cigarette has reached an all-time low, official figures from NHS Digital have found.
Customers who buy cannabis from “adult use” dispensaries, where no medical certificate is required, commonly report that they use it for pain relief or to help them sleep.
Use of certain antidepressants to treat depression in patients with diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a population-based study.
Children with persistently low plasma vitamin D levels at birth and in early childhood have an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure later in childhood, research has suggested.
Taking certain antidepressants reduces the efficacy of the opioid medicine tramadol, according to research published in Pharmacotherapy.
Receiving statin treatment for five years or more is associated with a 21% reduced risk of primary glaucoma, research has shown.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease have a lower risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events if they are treated with canagliflozin, research has confirmed.
Some hospital trusts are making progress towards replacing paper prescriptions with their electronic counterparts, but others are yet to make the switch. Here are ten tips for successful implementation of electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems.
The evolution of NHS 111Subscription
First piloted in 2011, the NHS 111 service is constantly evolving and pharmacists are being increasingly recognised for the role they can have within it. Although models across England, Scotland and Wales share the same general objectives, they have developed separately, resulting in different versions of the service with different visions for its future.