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A Breath of Fresh Air

An array of the industry’s leading healthcare representatives gathered under one roof at the ‘Asthma… Time for a Fresh Approach?’ conference in a bid to share knowledge, formulate new ideas, and ultimately better shape the future of asthma care. Asthma UK estimates that 5.4 million adults and children in the UK are living with asthma. Sparked [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:54:26+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

Pause for Thought

Despite recent increased levels of discussion around the subject of the menopause, due to a previous paucity of information and poor education, there’s a high chance that many women will still not understand the changes they’re going through; in which half have reported not consulting a healthcare professional about their symptoms. This can be a [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:52:29+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

A Place in the Sun?

In the UK, there are around 15,400 new melanoma skin cancer cases every year – that's 42 every day – with the biggest cause being too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and sunbeds. All too aware of these risks, healthcare professionals are in a vital position to enlighten their patients about sun safety [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:49:38+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

IBS: Changes for the Better

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to 20 per cent of the population – around 12 million people – and for those living with the condition it can be extremely debilitating and isolating. Tying in with IBS Awareness Month’s recent arrival, Dr Simon Smale, Gastroenterologist and Medical Adviser to The IBS Network, discusses the condition, [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:47:54+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

Orphan Medicines in Wales

In this issue’s column, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group reviews the impact of changes to the appraisal process for medicines for rare diseases in Wales. In September 2015 the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) updated the policy for appraising medicines developed to treat rare diseases. Reviewing the impact of the changes shows that [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:36:01+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

In the Heat of the Moment

In summer, medical professionals may face different challenges to the rest of the year, for example, higher numbers of staff on leave, patients visiting from other countries, or local patients returning from their own holidays. Dr Sally Old, Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Defence Union, advises on how best to address these seasonal healthcare issues. [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:29:58+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

The Full Picture

Are you seeing beyond your patient’s pain and cultivating a management approach catered to their individual needs? Keeping in Mind Patients’ pain-orientated complaints can differ in many ways – complex or straightforward; taking the form of flare-ups or a consistent presence. But they’re all bound by a common thread in that if the condition is [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:27:10+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

Getting a Head Start

Frequently misconstrued by society – and reduced to ‘just a headache’ – patients wrangling with the pain of a migraine may not be sufficiently informed about how they should react when faced with its severity. Ria Bhola, Migraine Nurse at The Migraine Trust, delves into the complexity of the condition – from the signposts and [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:18:27+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

Starting from Scratch

Although atopic eczema (or atopic dermatitis) affects about 1.6 million adults in the UK (1), and one-in-five children, its impact is vastly underestimated by the general public. Get acquainted with the reality of the condition for sufferers and their families – and the scope of treatment, potential triggers, and summer-related tips – via Eczema Outreach [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:16:04+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

Parkinson’s Disease: Get it on Time

Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. It affects around 7,800 people in Wales – around one-in-340 of the adult population (this is the higher than the rate for the UK as a whole, as well as for any of the UK countries) – and the main symptoms are [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:12:10+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments
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