SunSmart Global UV App Helps Protect You From the Dangers of the Sun and Promotes Public Health

A new app for mobile phones that provides localized information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The SunSmart Global UV app provides five-day UV and weather forecasts at searchable locations. [...]

By |2022-06-21T09:49:14+00:00June 21st, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Health Secretary Pledges to “Start with Pharmacy” in Reform of Primary Care: NPA Comments

NPA Chair Andrew Lane handing a copy of How We Can Help to Health Secretary Sajid Javid at Keencare Pharmacy last year. Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, has promised a plan for change in primary care and said he would be “starting with pharmacy”. Speaking at the NHS Confederation exhibition (NHSConfedExpo) in Liverpool [...]

By |2022-06-20T14:15:39+00:00June 20th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Written Statement: NHS Wales Accounts 2021-22

Eluned ,Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services The accounts of eleven NHS Wales organisations for 2021-22 have been audited by the Auditor General for Wales and have today been laid before the Senedd. As in previous years, the accounts of health boards and NHS trusts have been prepared under the NHS three-year financial regime [...]

By |2022-06-20T10:28:33+00:00June 20th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Pharmacy Engagement in ICSs Will Not be Left to Chance, Hears NPA Roundtable

Community pharmacy should be involved in key decisions in neighbourhoods and systems to help reduce workload and increase patient access, a meeting of senior NHS officials and primary care providers including the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) concluded. The Fuller Stocktake: Community Pharmacy Roundtable report published by the NPA today, is based on a meeting hosted by the association [...]

By |2022-06-16T09:55:37+00:00June 16th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Pharmacists are Well Placed to Help with Early Cancer Detection

Speaking about plans for a pilot study in community pharmacies in England to improve the early detection of cancer, Chair of the RPS English Board Ms Thorrun Govind said: “Pharmacists and their teams are well placed to raise awareness and help with the early detection of cancer. “People with cancer often self-medicate during the early [...]

By |2022-06-15T14:45:47+00:00June 15th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Health Foundation Report Backs the RCN Campaign for a Pay Rise for Nursing Staff

A new report, 'Where next for NHS nurses' pay', has again found that a 3% pay award would lead to nurses’ basic earnings falling on average in real terms across different inflation scenarios. The Health Foundation report also highlights the need for a 12.5% pay award for nursing staff, noting that in a higher inflation scenario, [...]

By |2022-06-15T10:40:28+00:00June 15th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

World Blood Donor Day 2022: Donating Blood is an Act of Solidarity. Join the Effort and Save Lives

World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year. The Day was created to: raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion; highlight the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems; support national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other nongovernmental organizations [...]

By |2022-06-14T14:40:01+00:00June 14th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Twenty-Six Actions for Wales to Eliminate HIV and Tackle Stigma

An ambitious plan setting out 26 actions to eliminate new HIV infections, improve quality of life and end stigma by 2030 has been published today by the Welsh Government. The draft 2023-26 plan, a Programme for Government commitment, sets out our future approach to prevention, testing, clinical care, living well with HIV and tackling HIV-related [...]

By |2022-06-14T12:55:39+00:00June 14th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Sign Up to Bold Action on Climate Change

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Pharmacy Declares have today published a Climate Change Charter and are inviting pharmacy teams from around the world to sign up and commit to action on climate change. Climate change impacts human health and well-being in multiple ways, hampering access to clear air, safe drinking water, food and shelter. Governments, organisations [...]

By |2022-06-13T14:33:15+00:00June 13th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Fit Note Changes ‘Positive Step’ in Reducing GP Bureaucracy

Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The College has supported the idea of allowing other healthcare professionals working in general practice, where appropriate, to issue fit notes, and it is good to see that this will soon become a reality. “This move should help free up GPs' time to [...]

By |2022-06-13T10:20:07+00:00June 13th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments
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