Primary care

NHS boosts health support for new mums

All new mums in England will receive a more comprehensive mental and physical check-up from their GP in the weeks after they give birth, thanks to new NHS guidance published today. GPs will carry out the comprehensive postnatal check-up 6 to 8 weeks after women give birth covering a range of topics such as mental […]

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Pharmacy reforms to bring new services to the high street

Thousands of women across England will be able to get the contraceptive pill at their local pharmacy from next month, as part of a major expansion of primary care services. Pharmacies across the country will begin offering the new contraceptive service in December with almost half a million women able to access the pill next […]

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NHS to invite almost a million more people for shingles vaccine as human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine moves to one dose

From today almost a million more people (900,000) will become eligible for a shingles vaccination, on the same day that the HPV vaccine moves to a single dose for under 25s. The NHS has updated two of its life-saving vaccination programmes, following the latest advice by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which […]

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