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Technicians UK (APTUK)
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Population Health

Cancer support with cake and a cuppa

Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging everyone to get involved on 28 September for the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. 

HIV and women: Losing the cloak of invisibility

A new report investigates why women are overlooked when it comes to HIV and says the issue needs addressing urgently

Diabetes denial

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, particularly for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women.

Sexual health services at a tipping point

Public health funding in England is being cut year-on-year and this is having a direct impact on sexual health services commissioned by local authorities at a time when demand is rising

The C Word

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

Free at last

Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is significantly increasing in prevalence in the UK. 

Tackling prostate cancer

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the charity's work to improve awareness.

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS has been at the heart of the nation for 70 years. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

All things being equal

‘Meeting the needs of everyone’ is one of the founding principles of the NHS. 70 years on from its creation, is enough being done to tackle unequal health outcomes?

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to consider what they can do to help.

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

Warning Signs

While medical advances are making strokes less fatal, there are signs that patients are being affected at a younger age due to lifestyle factors.

The loneliness epidemic

Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing.

Beating eating disorders

The causes of eating disorders might not be as obvious as you think, and looking out for wider signs and symptoms could help you spot someone at risk.

Nutrition: The fat of the land

Around 27 per cent of the population is clinically obese and another 36 per cent are overweight – the situation is out of control

Start young

Fewer young people are smoking compared with 20 years ago, but rates are still high, putting a burden on their own long-term health and the NHS, but pharmacy teams can be on hand to help.

Gift of life

Wales recently changed to a “presumed consent” system for organ donors, and the rest of the UK is deciding whether to follow its lead.

Health inequalities: UK failing moral test

The NHS was set up to meet the health needs of everyone... so why are people still falling through the cracks?
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