Category: NHS

Game changer for weight loss - pharmacy holds the key

Game changer for weight loss

Another Headline announcing a game changer for weight loss. Apparently, there are new drugs coming to market, each claiming to solve the obesity crisis.   Fantastic! Congratulations!  Each anti-obesity drug is a game changer for weight loss! Wait a minute. What game are they changing? Anyone who has ever watched a sporting event knows the […]

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ovary - BEST DIET FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

Best diet for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is often cited as a reason for problems conceiving and why dieting is not easy. So what is the best diet for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? It is worth your time to read about the many women experiencing real issues due to PCOS on HealthUnlocked. ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Scales and blood glucose meter - DIABETES NHS PILOT – LOW CALORIE VS VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Diabetes NHS pilot – Low Calorie vs Very Low Calorie diet

With considerable fanfare, and very long overdue, there is currently a NHS pilot for type 2 diabetes. It is intended to promote the remission of type 2 diabetes, without the need for medication, and through diet alone. It is a considerable step forward for the NHS in the fight against obesity but ignores many years […]

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Pharmacy offers packets of care not just packets of pills

Package of care not just pills – Pharmacy life-savers

A package of care can take many guises, from doing the shopping for an elderly neighbour to that offered by doctors and nurses for those hospitalised by covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift in behaviours that have changed the world as we knew it, possibly forever. Over the months, protecting the NHS has […]

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flu vaccine - reports of bullying by pharmacy chains

Flu vaccine – Bullying pharmacy chains missing a trick?

It is flu vaccine season at many pharmacies across the UK. The UK government’s drive to get more people vaccinated for common flu has been escalated this year to dampen the potential challenges demanded by the coronavirus pandemic. A combination of increased awareness and action for better personal hand hygiene, and more people getting the […]

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effect of covid19

Covid19 exit strategy – reducing mortality risk

The coronavirus, covid19, has affected each of us in so many ways since the pandemic hit in early 2020. Thankfully life this Summer is slowly returning to a new normal but Covid19 is still out there. The pandemic is simply not going to abruptly finish just because we can meet up with our families and […]

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Coronavirus - weight loss advice during an epidemic

Coronavirus – Weight loss advice during an epidemic

The sudden emergence of Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has swept around the world. Suddenly, it is making us obsessed, possibly dramatically, with infectious disease. Increasingly, very large numbers of people, all around the world, are becoming infected with this COVID-19 virus and some are dying. Additional to the official UK government coronavirus advice, the following weight […]

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Worlds fattest man regained weight after bariatric surgery - gastric bypass

Pharmacy has a weight loss solution for world’s fattest man

The “World’s fattest man” is begging for NHS help to save his life according to a current news item in the Mirror newspaper by Adam Aspinall.  He has already had a gastric bypass, the most drastic of weight loss surgeries available. Although initially successful, reaching 19 stone from his original weight of 70 stone, the […]

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Success- a way forward from the 5 year pharmacy funding deal

Protected: The 5 year pharmacy funding deal – an opportunity?

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pharmacists are experts in medicines and obesity - avoid fat-shaming

How to tackle rising obesity and avoid fat-shaming

  Fat-shaming is avoidable. Pharmacies across the UK have, for many years, demonstrated the ability to tackle the rising levels of obesity whilst maintaining a sympathetic and non-judgemental approach, which help avoid accusations of fat-shaming. This seems at odds with reports, such as on www.today.com, saying: Doctors are as guilty of fat-shaming people as everyone […]

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