Now in its ninth year, Stoptober is back for 2020 with a fresh new creative to encourage the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt. As with previous Stoptober campaigns, our aim is to support smokers to quit for October and beyond, based on the evidence that if a smoker can quit for 28 days, they are five times more likely to quit for good.Find out more here.
That’s why it is important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist. Flu is very infectious and spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours. To reduce the risk of spreading flu: use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze bin used tissues as quickly as possible wash your hands often with warm water and soap Catch it. Bin it. Kill [...]
Stoptober is a 28-day no-smoking health campaign that runs throughout the month of October – and if you can quit smoking for 28 days it means you are five times more likely to stop for good! You wont be alone – join in the campaign via Facebook or Twitter and you will be supported by thousands of people going through the same thing. As soon as you join, you will receive as much (or as little) support as you want to keep you on track. All Stoptober support is FREE and can be ordered online. Support includes: Stoptober stop [...]
Public Health England is proud to support Breastfeeding Celebration Week from Monday 17th June 2019. The theme of the week is to promote the benefits of skin to skin contact, both immediately after birth and throughout the early weeks of life. England has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world - 80% of babies are breastfed at birth and only 1% are exclusively breastfed by 6 months. Find out more on the Start 4 Life website here.
The NHS England Community Pharmacy Oral Health Campaign is running for one month from 13th May until 13 June 2019. This coincides with National Smile Month. Tooth decay is largely preventable yet it remains a serious problem. PHE data shows that in 2015, a quarter of 5-year-olds experienced tooth decay in England, and the vast majority went untreated. In 2015-2016 tooth decay was the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged 5 to 9 years-old and the sixth most common procedure in hospital for children aged 4 years and under. To Find out more please click here: - [...]
Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that. As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception. Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don't need an appointment – you can just walk in. Find out more on the NHS website here.