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Pharmacy First Services – Q&A

Written by | 15 Feb 2024

The new Pharmacy First Services in England enable community pharmacists to supply medicines, including antibiotics, for certain conditions without a prescription. The services have been carefully framed to […]

Latest UK data shows rising age, rates of obesity and comorbidity in surgical patients requiring anaesthesia, increasing the pressure on the already overloaded NHS

Written by | 5 Mar 2023

Snapshot survey data from the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP7) published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) reveals an extremely worrying picture […]

Prudent healthcare approach key to transforming health and care system

Written by | 10 Dec 2022

A prudent approach to health and care, incorporating the values people, patients and local communities attribute to their health and care services, is key to transforming the health […]

Schedule medical appointments for end of the week to increase attendance by over 10 per cent

Written by | 4 Oct 2022

A new academic study demonstrates for the first time that scheduling medical appointments later in the week increases patient attendance by over 10 per cent. Missed appointments are […]

Vape starter kits on the NHS could help smokers quit

Written by | 20 Aug 2022

Giving out vape starter kit vouchers on the NHS could help even hardened smokers quit, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. Researchers worked […]

NHS to recruit reservists to help clear backlog

Written by | 4 Mar 2022

Thousands of new NHS reservists will be recruited to support the health service as staff tackle COVID-19 backlogs, the head of the NHS announced on Monday 1st March. […]

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