NHS targets suncream prescriptions for cuts

Suncream, cold remedies and gluten-free food may no longer be available on the NHS in England under a crackdown on "low value" medicines. NHS England announced a review after local health bosses identified £400m of spending they believe has little or no clinical value. It also includes some types of pain relief and travel vaccines. The proposals could see an outright ban or tighter restrictions on some products being prescribed by GPs. 10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble NHS to introduce £20m cap on new drugs An initial list of 10 products has been drawn up by NHS Clinical Commissioners, which represents local health managers who are in charge of budgets. A number of them are avail

Hot chocolate serving 'has more salt than packet of crisps'

A mug of hot chocolate can have more salt than a packet of ready salted crisps, a campaign group says. Consensus Action on Salt and Health found salt targets were exceeded in all but one category of packaged food. Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate powder had just over 0.6g of salt per 25g serving - or 2.5g per 100g - more than the 0.15g per 100g target. Mars Chocolate said the drink was an "indulgent treat" but Public Health England said more work was needed. The confectionery company said some of the salt came from the intrinsic sodium in milk and other ingredients and some was added "to enhance the chocolaty flavour". She said the company continually worked to improve products' nut

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Yew Tree Pharmacy

Yew Tree Pharmacy, 20 Redwood Road, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4LB.

Tel: (01922) 62 6918 
Fax: (01922) 63 7542 

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm;

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm;

Sunday Closed;

Open Over Lunch

Bank Holidays 2020

Aug 31 - Closed
Dec 25 - Closed
Dec 28 - Closed

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