Virtual Outcomes News

Modernising Community Pharmacy For The Future

We don’t have to tell you that a community pharmacy is a vital lifeline for many people. Especially when you consider that 1.6 million people visit a community pharmacy every day in England. For many, pharmacies are more than just a place to get medicine as people also rely on them for medical advice before… Read more »

Safeguarding Children And Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding in the UK is a term that denotes measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals. This allows especially children, young people and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Adult safeguarding is defined under the Care Act 2014 which was the most significant change in social law… Read more »

Community Pharmacy In Crisis

Community Pharmacy (CP) is a profession that is going through an extremely tough time. Community Pharmacies offer a huge number of invaluable services but unfortunately not everyone seems to recognise it at the moment. In December 2016, there were major changes to the pharmacy funding model which continued in 2018 and into 2019. The Government… Read more »

VirtualOutcomes Gets C+D Awards Nod

Having celebrated excellence since 2007, the C+D Awards remain the most prestigious accolade in community pharmacies. VirtualOutcomes is honoured to be on the shortlist in this year’s C+D Awards in the online initiative of the year category. Chemist and Druggist (C+D) have been in the business of informing, supporting and championing community pharmacies since 1859…. Read more »

How To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

Amongst several other serious medical conditions, strokes are the 4th largest killer in the UK. In fact, someone suffers from a stroke every five minutes and it can happen to anyone of any age, gender or race. In simple terms, one can think of strokes as a ‘brain attack’. The reality is that while there are… Read more »

Opticians And Their Role In Public Health

In recent weeks we’ve spoken at length about the importance of public health campaigns focusing on cancer, obesity, asthma and dental care and opticians can also play a vital role. While the NHS talks about people living longer, healthier and more independent lives, sight issues will come into the equation. There is an urgent need… Read more »

Children’s Oral Health Part 2 – Sugar

National Smile month runs annually between 13 May and 13 June. It is a high profile Mandatory Public Health campaign at the request of NHS England aiming to raise awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene. Among others, one of the primary focal points is children’s oral health. The World Health organisation (WHO) states… Read more »

Dental Health Online Training

Dentists are now being asked to provide dental public health interventions as in some areas, promotion events run throughout the year. For that reason, implementing continuous online training for the entire team is really important. Everyone benefits from the training as they learn how to help the community and in return, the public receives the… Read more »

Bowel Cancer Screening And Early Diagnosis

Bowel cancer, often referred to as colorectal cancer, can be a serious condition if left undiagnosed and untreated. Cells in a healthy body divide naturally and grow in a controlled way but when cancer develops, cells change and often grow erratically. In terms of bowel cancer, the cancer cells could stay in the bowel but… Read more »

National Smile Month And Children’s Oral Health

National Smile Month is the UK’s biggest and longest running oral health campaign which takes place annually between 13 May and 13 June. This campaign is aimed at dental and healthcare professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces to educate, motivate and communicate good oral healthcare. Previously known as “National Smile Week”, this has… Read more »