This month we see the return of pharmacy public awareness campaigns. “Join the Millions” is the first campaign of the 2021/22 season and it’s on-screen and automatically updated for your pharmacy. Vaccines are the best way to protect people from coronavirus and will save thousands of lives. The UK COVID-19 vaccine rollout is the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. Part of listening to your heart is knowing your pulse. A simple pulse check only takes 30 seconds and it could save your life. During Heart Rhythm Week we are taking time to raise awareness of this on-screen in every pharmacy. Healthy Eating Week is about encouraging everyone to reflect on their lifestyle and make choices to find their healthier self. Healthy Living Pharmacies provide advice and support to help everyone plan for success. Mid-month, we highlight Diabetes Week. Almost 5 million people in the UK have diabetes, a further 14.5 million are at increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes and nearly 1 million people are living with the condition without realising it. Glaucoma Awareness Week brings home the importance of telling relatives to have their sight tested regularly if you suffer from glaucoma. Anyone could have up to four-times higher risk of developing glaucoma if they have a close blood relative affected by the condition. Public Health England launch their Breastfeeding Celebration Week this month We will be sharing sharing tips and signposting for how partners and families can support breastfeeding and get the whole family involved and bonding with baby. .One in five people in the UK are living with lung disease. Living with a lung condition is already hard and coronavirus and lockdown have made things even more difficult. Nobody should feel alone and everyone can stay connected through Love Your Lungs Week.
Prostrate Cancer Awareness
Heart Rhythm Week
Glaucoma Awareness Week
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness week
Love Your Lungs
Every Mind Matters
That’s life, that’s what all the people say….
you’re riding high in April, shot down in May.
But I know I’m gonna change that tune…
When I’m back on top in June.”