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New legislation comes into force today which will mean that physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK will be the first to be able to independently prescribe medication to their patients, Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb has announced. The move will mean patients will no longer have to go back to their doctors to get […]
NHS England is supporting the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s call for health professionals and patients to work together to ensure better use of medicines. A guide, called Medicines Optimisation: helping patients make the most of medicines, has been published by the Society which provides frontline professionals with four guiding principles to make sure that the right […]
NHS England today joins with Public Health England, the Department of Health and local authorities across the country to urge parents of 10 – 16 year olds to prevent measles by getting their children vaccinated with the MMR jab. Figures published today show high numbers of confirmed measles cases in England in the first three […]
Communications assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lee Rayner created a video to raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccinations and encourage all staff to get the inoculation to help protect patients and visitors and help to ensure services run smoothly and efficiently throughout the winter months. But what he did was […]
Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director for the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) was first in line for the flu jab at a recent all staff meeting at the NHS CB. While Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, prepared the vaccination, Bruce said: “Every year thousands of people in England die from flu, but this can […]