Category: National Public Health Campaign

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 »

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 »

Asthma Attacks And Pharmacy Training

Asthma is a lung condition that can narrow your airways, make them swell and produce extra mucus which results in difficulty breathing. While some patients may eventually outgrow it, for others it is a life-long condition. It often causes significant problems that interfere with daily activities or tasks with some asthma attacks even being life-threatening…. Read more »

National Pharmacy Public Health Campaign – Help Us Help You

NHS Pharmacy Public Health Campaign

NHS England launched a National Pharmacy Public Health Campaign on February 4th 2019 called “Help Us Help You”. It focuses on encouraging members of the public to visit their local pharmacy first for managing minor illnesses. These include ailments such as colds, flu, coughs, upset stomach and general aches and pains. The aim is to… Read more »