Pharmacy Thames Valley August Newsletter

Posted August 16, 2018

Pharmacy Thames Valley have recently released their August Newsletter. Inside this issue is: Chief Officer’s Welcome Controlled Drugs Make Every Contact Count Revalidation Reminder Hints & Tips 2018/19 Flu Support & Resources Psychoactive Substances Guide Pre – Reg Training Grant 2018/19 Palliative Care Survey LPC Committee Visits to Pharmacies Oxfordshire Heart Failure Meeting Upcoming Events […]

Government announces homeless deaths must be investigated

Posted August 14, 2018

“Authorities have been told they must investigate homeless deaths, as part of a new government Rough Sleeping Strategy. The announcement comes just months after the Bureau revealed that homeless deaths are hardly ever reviewed in England and Wales, with, on average, just one official review a year being logged since 2010. Now the government has […]

Healthwatch England maternal mental health survey

Posted August 13, 2018

Healthwatch England want to know about your experiences Having a baby is one of the biggest life choices you can make. This can affect both the person who is giving birth and their partner’s mental health. We want to know more about people’s experiences of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the […]

Consuming moderate quantities of salt may not be as damaging to health as once thought


  “There is no convincing evidence that people with moderate or average sodium intake need to reduce their sodium intake for prevention of heart disease and stroke” – Martin O’Donnell   “Most people’s consumption was “moderate” and did not increase the chance of heart attacks or strokes, a study reveals. The NHS says adults should […]

UK among worst for life expectancy rises

Posted August 8, 2018

“Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled and the slowdown is one of the biggest among 20 of the world’s leading economies, ONS data shows. Rises in life expectancy dropped from 12.9 weeks per year for women from 2006 to 2011 to 1.2 weeks per year from 2011 to 2016, its report found. […]

Hospital admissions for teenage girls who self-harm nearly double

Posted August 6, 2018

School work and social media blamed for rise to 13,500 patients from 7,300 in 1997 The number of girls under the age of 18 being treated in hospital in England after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago, according to NHS figures. The figure reached 13,463 last year against 7,327 in 1997. In […]

Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise


The number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29% in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows. Forms of the drug – used to treat cancer pain – are often imported illegally from Chinese laboratories and sold to users via the dark web. Deaths from psychoactive substances […]