We’re living much longer, but are we healthier?

Increases in life expectancy will put unprecedented pressure on our healthcare systems. Exploring the science of ageing and our understanding of co-morbidities will be crucial in tackling this ‘longevity trap’

Dispensing should not be a pharmacist’s only task

Technologies such as smart dispensing robots are delivering increased speed, accuracy and security as well as freeing up pharmacists to offer health advice to patients

Four ways AI has transformed patient care

In spite of mixed feelings among NHS workers, the government says artificial intelligence could transform and future-proof healthcare in the UK

How medical drones can help save lives

Hospitals and clinics in congested urban areas and remote locations are trialling deliveries of urgent medical supplies by drones and mini-planes

Diabetes education needs to improve, and fast

Better advice to people with diabetes could avoid serious medical complications, premature deaths and unsustainable costs to the NHS

The evolution of blood glucose monitors

A wide range of monitors to test blood glucose levels and unequal access results in sometimes uncertain self-management

How Amazon is shaking up how you get prescriptions

Online pharmacies, using pouch packaging technology, are disrupting the way medicines are dispensed

How early cancer diagnosis could make all the difference

Despite significant advances in treatment, late diagnosis results in needless deaths and the continuing scourge of cancer