Category: NHS

"Fat people" are not lazy and weak - Lipotrim - taking weight obesity seriously

Let fat people die to save NHS money, says Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk has waded in on the obesity crisis with a more than questionable viewpoint on the obesity crisis and who were described as “fat people” LINK Quoting from an article in The Times online: He said overweight people should be allowed to indulge if they wished, and that they were “weak, not ill”. Buerk, […]

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Action is needed now to treat obesity

Lipotrim helps pharmacy treat obesity with confidence

To effectively treat obesity it essential the conversation about excess weight is instigated either by a healthcare professional or the patient themselves. Obesity levels are rising at an alarming rate, causing an epidemic of obesity-related ill health. From high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes, to erectile dysfunction and increased cancer risk, obesity is implicated […]

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Taking shared responsibility for tackling obesity - pharmacy needs to be included

Who’s taking responsibility for spiralling obesity levels?

Who is taking responsibility for tackling obesity in the UK? There are over 17 million people in the UK who are currently obese and over 40 million people who are overweight. How likely are these people to collectively lack the willpower and knowledge that eating less and exercising more will result in weight loss? Are […]

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infographic - diabetes awareness month

Diabetes awareness month – impact on family & others

Diabetes awareness month is nearly over. World Diabetes Day, on 14th November, added its weight to the positive reflection and clamour about tackling diabetes by healthcare professionals and the public alike. The topic for the 2018 World Diabetes Day and diabetes awareness month was “Family and diabetes”. With the hashtags #WDD2018 #StrongerTogether #GoBlueForNovember the events […]

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Clinicians know type 2 diabetes is preventable and so are obesity related amputations

Pharmacy can stop the amputations epidemic

The relationship between type 2 diabetes and rising levels of preventable amputations is highly concerning.   It has been more than a year since I read an article in the Telegraph stating: Britain’s obesity epidemic is fuelling devastating numbers of amputations – almost all of which could have been prevented, experts have warned. Official figures show […]

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Pharmacy flu vaccine programme - injecting a flu jab

Flu jabs – an opportunity for pharmacy

Pharmacy are offering more and more flu jabs. Autumn hails the flurry of pharmacies rushing to offer flu vaccinations throughout the UK. Pharmacy is basking in an enhanced clinical role including the administering of flu jabs, both on the NHS and privately. The sense of accomplishment is continually posted on social media. Pharmacists are quite […]

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NHS 70th anniversary - happy NHS birthday NHS

NHS birthday – Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

July 5th 2018 sees heralds the 70th NHS birthday. On July 5th 1948 Aneurin Bevan, the then health secretary, launched the NHS at Park Hospital in Manchester (now known as Trafford General Hospital). The NHS was, and still is, a flagship organisation. It brings healthcare professionals together, to provide free healthcare services at the point […]

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