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Frontline upto 50% off – get ready to protect your pets this summer

Get ready to protect your cats and dogs against fleas and ticks this summer, with up to 50% off Frontline products. Prevention of fleas is better than cure – start treatment now To protect your pets against fleas and ticks this summer start treatment now. Although fleas are more noticeable in the summer months, we recommend that you treat your pets all year round to prevent infection. There are three key reasons why prevention is better than cure. It can take 3 months to get on top of a flea... Read More

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In the media, daily aspirin – not work the risk

Some of our staff have been read about aspirin in the media. The article in the Telegraph is entitled Daily aspirin ‘not worth the risk’ So what are the facts? This post gives you more information.   What are the risks and benefits of Aspirin Aspirin slows the ability of the blood to form clots. This means it can reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots causing heart attacks and strokes. However, it also increases the risk of serious bleeding, such as bleeding of blood vessels in the brain or gut.... Read More

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Keep warm, keep well

It’s just 3 degrees near our Newark Pharmacies today. So we are thinking about keeping warm. Did you know that when the temperature drops to below 8C, some people are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, flu, pneumonia, falls and hypothermia? This post tells you more about what you can do keep warm and keep well. Who is most at risk? Some people are more at risk of becoming ill during cold weather than others, you are most vulnerable if: you’re 65 or older you’re on a low income... Read More

Dry January

Many of our patients and customers have been doing Dry January. You may have heard about this campaign in the media. It may have got you thinking about how much you drink. So how much can you drink, without affecting your health and what can you drink if you are off alcohol but bored of fruit juice and cola? This blog aims to give you more information. How much can you drink? The government brought out new guidance in 2016 and this advises that: to keep health risks from drinking... Read More

Treatment for coughs and colds, sore throats, ear infections and sinusitis

It is that time of year when more people are suffering from coughs, colds, sore throats, ear infections and sinusitis. This post tells you how long you can expect your symptoms to last and when you need to get help. This is based on the latest advice from Public Health England. Fortunately most colds, coughs, sinusitis, ear infections and sore throats get better without antibiotics, as your body can usually fight these infections on its own. You may be wondering how long you can expect your symptoms to last: Most... Read More

Today is European antibiotic awareness day – become an Antibiotic Guardian

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. This is an annual European public health initiative  to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of careful antibiotic use. This week many pharmacy teams across the country are reminding themselves what they can do to keep antibiotics working effectively. There are also things that you can do to help, this post tells you more about this.   Why is this important? This is important to all of us because without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become... Read More

You will live longer if your high street has a library and pharmacy

According to recent media reports you will live longer if your high street has a library and a pharmacy. According to the Royal Society of Public Health an unhealthy high street could reduce your life expectancy by up to two and half years. Clearly this depends on the life-style choices that you make, but living near a healthy High Street makes it easier and more convient to make the right choices. The Royal Society of Public Health categorised high street businesses as healthy and unhealthy and given an a score... Read More

Do you have diabetes – have you had your flu jab?

NHS England have asked us to check whether people with diabetes have had their flu vaccines. We will be asking people with prescriptions for diabetes medicines who come into our pharmacies this week if they have already had a flu vaccine. If you have not had a flu vaccine, we will offer you the option of booking a flu vaccine at the pharmacy.   Diabetes UK have urged everyone with diabetes to have a flu vaccine This year Diabetes UK have urged everyone with diabetes to have a flu vaccine.... Read More

Preventing tooth decay – what we have learnt

Pharmacy staff across the country are focusing on children’s oral health. All members of our pharmacy teams will be completing online learning and assessments. This post tells you about what we have been learning and gives you top tips for preventing tooth decay. Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable. Although oral health is improving in England almost a quarter of 5 year olds have tooth decay, so 1 in 4 children will have tooth decay when... Read More