Be clear on cancer

Be Clear on Cancer This year's campaign Respiratory issues are the focus of this year's campaign because more than 100,000 deaths a year are linked to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease or cancer. Currently around 28,700 people a year die from lung cancer and approximately 1.8 million people have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease.  Awareness of these issues ...

Pharmacy and minor ailments

Around 50 million visits to the GP are made per year for minor ailments, which include coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot. Every year there are 438 million visits to community pharmacies for health related reasons.  Why should I visit my local pharmacy? It could save you time and trouble to visit your pharmacy first.  You ...

Stay well this winter: Preventing colds

A cold is a very common mild viral infection which affects the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. Symptoms of a cold can include a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, a cough and a sore throat. Some patients experience more severe symptoms. You can find out more about the symptoms of a cold and treating colds from NHS ...