The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. It is hoped that changes to funding as well as continued efforts to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed to patients will help to reduce the problem. But how will the plans be put in place and what role
In a bid to cut costs on the number of unnecessary prescriptions issued each year, the NHS will be phasing out the issue of ‘low priority’ prescriptions for items such as silk undergarments and some other kinds of medication and items. Curbing prescriptions could save the NHS up to £68 million a year, freeing up
What is MG? Many people are unaware of the latest emerging sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is causing concern among health experts. There are fears that the disease could become the next ‘superbug’ unless people take the right precautions. Are you in charge of your sexual health? Find out more about MG and what you
You’re probably already very familiar with the services your local GP surgery or dentist can offer you, but you might not know much about the services your local pharmacy can offer. You can visit your pharmacist for a wide range of health-related advice and support, which can often save you a trip to your GP.
While many people may assume that visiting a pharmacist is only necessary for collecting or renewing prescriptions, pharmacies actually offer a very wide range of healthcare services. In a bid to promote the use of pharmacies, NHS England has launched a new Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, which is encouraging people with non-emergency healthcare problems to visit their local pharmacist. It is