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International Self-care Foundation and SelfCare journal Prize Essay Competition 2016

International Self-care Foundation and SelfCare journal Prize Essay Competition 2016 Announcing the second year of this annual competition and prize for the best original essay that furthers the practice or understanding of self-care and healthy lifestyles. The objective of the …

GP Dr Julian Spinks writes

One of my hats is chairman of the local GP federation and, as a result, I have been leading a bid for NHS England funding for practice-based pharmacists. We already have a couple of local practices that have chosen to …

A GP writes ‘try nothing’

I remember an advert which went ‘Nothing acts faster than Anadin’…To which the standard quip was “I’ll use nothing.” It was this latter approach that my parents followed when I had a cold, hot Ribena and sympathy. Not even baby …

Australia looks likely to upschedule (reverse switch) all codeine-containing medicines to prescription only

Australia looks likely to upschedule (reverse switch) all codeine-containing medicines to prescription only with an interim decision just released, and due to be confirmed or rejected in November. Australia and NZ have grappled with codeine for some time, upscheduling codeine-containing …

Some ‘hot’ self-care topics that we would like to debate

Obesity and Type II diabetes. Is there a role for a sugar tax or is that a simplistic response to a complex multi-factorial problem? What is the role of a formal health care system in the prevention of life-style disease? …

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