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  • 4Feb

    Polypharmacy – Getting medicines right

    This document, published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, provides a summary of the scale and complexity of the issue of polypharmacy. It outlines how healthcare professionals, patients and carers can find solutions when polypharmacy causes problems for patients and points to useful resources that can help. https://www.rpharms.com/recognition/setting-professional-standards/polypharmacy-getting-our-medicines-right  

  • 4Feb

    Army of workers to support family doctors

    An army of advisers will be recruited to help patients live fitter, healthier lives and combat anxiety, loneliness and depression under NHS plans to ramp up social prescribing. Around half of GP appointments are not directly related to medical conditions, according to experts. The blueprint for universal personalised care, which will also free up GPs to deal…

  • 4Feb

    NHS faces uphill battle in prevention – survey

    An article published in PharmaPhorum, highlights a survey which has revealed confusion amongst the UK public on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, suggesting the NHS has a long way to go to meet its goal of more disease prevention. The survey, commissioned by Sanofi, reveals that while just over half (52%) of people think…

  • 4Feb

    NHS England publishes plan for universal personalised care

    Personalised care will benefit up to 2.5 million people by 2024, giving them the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other aspect of their life, according to a plan published by NHS England. https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/universal-personalised-care-implementing-the-comprehensive-model/

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