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Archive for the ‘Pharmacists’ Category

Health Advice? …. Ask Your Local Pharmacist!

In Family, Healthcare, Lifestyles, Pharmacists, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

If you’re looking for expert help on managing your medicines, coping with minor ailments, or tips for a healthy lifestyle, your local pharmacy really is the best place to go …. Pharmacists are highly trained medicines experts, and what’s more they’re so accessible.

Here’s a useful profile on the role and value of pharmacists – worth a read!

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/wellbeing/role-of-pharmacists.htm

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Pill promises to ease PMT …

In Family, Healthcare, Lifestyles, Marketing, Pharmacists, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Just seen a report that a pill containing a mixture of fatty acids and vitamin E has been created by scientists to ease the symptoms of PMT.  Let’s hope it’s marketed successfully  – PMT is a monthly misery for so many women (and their husband’s and boyfriends!).

I’ve been taking Vit E for years – it’s got great anti-aging properties!

“12 months to save the NHS” – PR Hype?

In GPs, Healthcare, Pharmacists, Politics, Public Affairs, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

Public services reforms is the headline media story today – as David Cameron defends NHS reform plans, saying: ‘doing nothing will end in tears’ – http://bit.ly/e6T5VU

The key is for Education Secretary Michael Gove and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to win over their sternest critics and also win the hearts and minds of the public that these radical changes are what’s needed – and will get results. Everyone in this country faces difficult times ahead – and it’s crucial that that the Government  gets these issues right! … 

The Government’s new health policies are aimed at improving NHS performance, reducing bureaucracy and improving the outcomes of treatment for patients. As a specialist healthcare communications consultant, I share some of the concerns voiced by healthcare professionals that the radical shakeup of the NHS could lead to a two-tier health service.

This country certainly needs to tackle its health and social inequalities – and in my opinion the Dept of Health must start to focus on dealing with health inequalities that those members of the community who either aren’t registered with a GP, or see no value in accessing healthcare, continue to suffer. So in this era of NHS reforms it is critical that reducing inequalities becomes a key focus for frontline health providers: not just GPs, but also community pharmacists.