Same day pharmacy consultations may relieve pressure on GPs

Department of Health and Social Care has announced that same-day pharmacy consultations will now be offered to patients with minor issues. The new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service will offer local pharmacy appointments to anyone calling NHS 111 about the minor conditions such as earache or a sore throat. If testing is successful, GPs and A&E

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New report warns UK Gov failing to tackle health inequalities amongst young people

A report comparing 18 countries led by the Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) suggest that young people in the UK are more likely to develop a long-term condition which may kill them or deny them years of healthy life, compared to European and western nations. Britain is “letting down its side of the bargain” with young

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NICE release new guidelines on prescribing antibiotics for pneumonia

NICE and PHE have published draft guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for hospital-acquired and community-acquired pneumonia, setting out a strategy designed to optimise antibiotic use and cut down on antibiotic resistance. The guidelines advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of an established diagnosis. NICE also provided

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