Think pharmacy first

Think pharmacy first

Did you know your pharmacist can now provide some prescription medicine without seeing a GP?

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NHS launches catch up campaign for missed MMR vaccines

Millions of parents and carers in England are being urged to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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Help Us Help You: NHS Talking Therapies

The NHS is encouraging anyone struggling with feelings of depression, or anxiety such as excessive worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or obsessions and compulsions, to seek help through NHS Talking Therapies services.

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Local NHS encourages safe use and disposal of antibiotics during World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week

Healthcare leaders at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside are encouraging residents across the region to ensure that they know how to take and safely dispose of antibiotics, during World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (18-24 November).

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Look after your mind and body this Self Care Week

Healthcare professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside are encouraging people to look after their ‘mind and body’ as part of Self Care Week 2023 (13-19 November).

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Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2023 (30 October – 6 November)

It’s ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week’ and health professionals in Cheshire and Merseyside are reminding you about the range of healthcare services and support available at your local pharmacy.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Week (18–24 September)

As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is raising awareness of the importance of falls prevention and advising people who may be at increased risk of a fall – along with their family members and carers – to take some simple actions now to help keep them safe.

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Know Your Numbers! Week 2023

Do you know your numbers? Get a blood pressure check this Know Your Numbers! Week and help prevent a heart attack or stroke.

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2023

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is a joint campaign from NHS England and Diabetes UK that takes place from 22-28 May 2023.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Every Mind Matters is launching a new campaign to encourage people to make the first move for their mental health.

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Protect yourself and your data during Eurovision 2023

Make sure you #DontMissABeat during Eurovision 2023, by learning about the threat of cybercrime and how you can better protect yourself and others against cyber criminals.

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Early Detect. Early Protect. – Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Screening

Every year, 7,000 people in Cheshire and Merseyside die of cancer.

A bloodshot eye, text underneath reads "Night of the itchy eye" Text to the right of the image reads "Your pharmacist can help. Even a minor illness can feel dramatic. So whether it's a cough or a cold, an itchy eye or earache, for expert advice speak to your pharmacist"

Help Us Help You - Pharmacy Advice

Pharmacists are trained healthcare professionals who can easily help with minor illnesses such as coughs and colds, itchy eyes and earache

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness on the risks of cervical cancer and help people learn about how to reduce these risks and prevent the illness

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer.

World Mental Health Day 2022 - Crisis café case study

World Mental Health Day 2022 - Crisis café case study

This World Mental Health Day we want to highlight the positive impact of services such as crisis cafes across Cheshire and Merseyside

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Residents urged to keep doing the ‘Simple Things’ this winter

Campaign launched to encourage us all to keep doing the simple things to help us stay well this winter

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Smokers encouraged to join Stoptober

Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join more than 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it launched in 2012

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Boost your Immunity

Flu will often get better on its own, but it can make some people seriously ill. It's important to get the flu vaccine if you're advised to.

Cheshire and Merseyside Know Your Numbers

Cheshire and Merseyside Know Your Numbers

It has never been more important to know your blood pressure numbers. High blood pressure causes half of all heart attacks and strokes.

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Help Us, Help You - Be Clear on Lung Cancer

The NHS has re-launched the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more to contact their GP practice.

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MMR Childhood Vaccination campaign

All children are invited for their first MMR dose at 1 year and for the second MMR dose at around age 3 years and 4 months

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COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5+

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. Two doses are being offered to children aged 5 to 15 to give them the best protection

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Launch of Lower my Drinking campaign

A campaign to help people lower their alcohol consumption

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Sickle cell campaign

Sickle cell campaign