As the UK government makes a broad range of cuts to reduce the deficit, it seems a major overhaul of the NHS is to play a key part. The NHS white paper that came into force on April 1st details the changing role of GPs in the delivery of healthcare, and new data from the Department of Health suggests the changes included in this NHS white paper have Continue Reading
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April 13, 2013 by DrugsDirect
Private medical insurance is a valuable asset whether it is being paid for by an employer or directly by you. Some people feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing a policy, because so many options are available.
Here are a few tips to help you decide whether you need private medical insurance, and how find the right policy for you: Continue Reading
April 6, 2013 by DrugsDirect
Many have made the connection between the way pets and their owners look, but do we subconsciously choose pets that look like us, or do we become increasingly similar in appearance after a few years of companionship? Continue Reading
March 26, 2013 by DrugsDirect
When people feel ill, they take themselves off to the doctor and usually leave with a prescription. NHS prescriptions in England (if patients have to pay) carry a set charge of £7.85 per item regardless of the actual price of the medicine.
Unfortunately, the same does not apply when it comes to buying medication for pets. Continue Reading
March 18, 2013 by DrugsDirect
When most people think about ‘community pharmacy’, they think of their local chemist: the one they have been visiting for advice and medication for as long as they can remember. Most regular visitors will have built up a rapport with the staff at their local pharmacy and will trust the information they are given by their pharmacist and by pharmacy staff. Continue Reading
February 21, 2013 by DrugsDirect
Smoking is renowned for being bad for us and yet around 20% of Britain’s population continues to puff away. We all seem to know of somebody who smoked all their life and lived to a ripe age, or people who lived smoke free and then developed cancer regardless. This leads to the question: Is smoking [...]