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  1. HIV in England - 2018 Statistics

    HIV in England - 2018 Statistics
    On 03/09/2019, Public Health England (PHE) published the latest data sets for HIV trends. These included figures from the beginning of January 2018 to the end of December 2018, as well as the trends for previous years, dating back to 2009. Whilst we were unable to analyse the data in terms of upper tier local authorities (UTLA) as we did...
  2. Do you know about your Summary Care Record?

    A Summary Care Record (SCR) is something that is assigned to you at birth and holds some important information about you, but many people don’t know what it is. With the new GPhC regulations coming into force for online prescribing you may be hearing about your Summary Care Record a lot more, particularly if you buy your medication online. It’s...
  3. Does Viagra for women exist?

    Does Viagra for women exist?
    A lot of attention has been given to improving the sex lives of men, but what about women? It’s thought that around 1 in 5 men have problems with their libido, and around half of men are affected by sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfuntion. However, even more women have reduced sex drive but what is being done about this? ...
  4. PrEP statistics

    PrEP statistics
    PrEP Facts and Statistics PrEP is a ground-breaking drug that can potentially put an end to new HIV diagnoses worldwide. It stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, and has been licensed for the prevention of HIV since 2012. In the following years, we’ve seen instances of HIV decline in areas where PrEP is available, but unfortunately, not everyone has access to it...
  5. Changes to Online Prescribing: What This Means For You

    Changes to Online Prescribing: What This Means For You
    Please note that from August 2nd 2019 we will no longer be able to supply the following medication online Zolpidem Zopiclone Codeine Co-Codamol Co-dydramol DF118 Forte Dihydrocodeine Kapake Remedeine Solpadol Zapain If you are concerned about gaining access to these medications we strongly recommend you contact your GP immediately. The information below is designed to give you a greater understanding...
  6. HIV Statistics UK

    HIV Statistics UK
    HIV Statistics UK In January this year, the UK’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, pledged to end HIV transmission by 2030, meaning that the country has 11 years to bring the rate of new diagnoses down to zero, but how close to this figure are we already? Data from HIV Prevention England states that during 2017, there were 4,393 new diagnoses...
  7. Diabetes Awareness Week - Everything you need to know about this condition

    Diabetes Awareness Week - Everything you need to know about this condition
    Diabetes, it’s something to do with sugar, being overweight, and insulin right? Sort of, but not completely accurate. For many of us our knowledge of diabetes is limited to this, we’ve all heard of it but many do not actually know what it is or how it affects a person’s daily life, unless you have the condition. This Diabetes Awareness...
  8. What you should know about Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    What you should know about Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    What you should know about Hidradenitis Suppurativa Hidradenitis Suppurativa, known as HS for short, is a skin condition which not that many people have heard of, but it’s worth knowing about. Because it has a lengthy name (which is difficult to spell and pronounce!), that could create the impression it’s an obscure issue, particularly compared to well-known skin conditions which...
  9. Men’s Mental Health – The Contributing Factors to Mental Health in Men

    Men’s Mental Health – The Contributing Factors to Mental Health in Men
    Mental health is influential for all genders, but there are social and biological factors which means the ways it can be changed depends to a certain extent on whether you are a man. The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey from 2014 found that one woman in five has a common mental health disorder (such as PTSD or depression), while for men...
  10. How far can you overcome spinal cord injuries?

    How far can you overcome spinal cord injuries?
    The spinal cord is a complex part of the body which is integral in allowing people to move around properly, but it is also very sensitive to injury if it occurs. A lot of people know this already to some degree, even if they’ve never personally experienced issues with their own spinal cord before. That’s probably due to what has...

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