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Monday Mantra from PRimage

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Advice worth following says Judy Viitanen ….

HAPPY 2012! Love and best wishes from Judy Viitanen and PRimage

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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In 2012….I hope the kindness you’ve given to others returns many times to you.
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you’re going,
And the insight to know when you’re going too far.
May hope, love, and warmth be in your heart’s possessing,
And may the New Year bring you and yours many blessings.
Happy New Year!

Judy Viitanen

Judy Viitanen on Twitter@JVPRimage

Friday, March 19th, 2010


Health hazards of excessive drinking! PRimage comment

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Judy Viitanen is concerned at the findings of a new report which shows that a quarter of the adult population is drinking at levels that are hazardous to their health. It appears that one in four adults in England are now classed as ‘hazardous’ drinkers, consuming so much alcohol that they are at risk of serious conditions like liver disease and depression.   And equally alarming is the statistic which suggests that one in ten men is on the brink of alcoholism! 

Consumers give ‘thumbs up’ for UK pharmacy services – PRimage comment

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

With clients in the pharmacy sector, Judy Viitanen and the PRimage team are delighted to learn that according to new research from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS), consumers are more than happy with the service they get from their local pharmacy. We are also interested to learn that the
recession may be an important factor in the improvement in the way in which consumers are being treated.

Lloyds Pharmacy topped the popularity polls alongside the Ambulance Service and John Lewis. Lloyds is the largest community pharmacy operator in the UK. It has more than 1,600 pharmacies around the UK, which are based predominantly in community health centre locations.

Festive Greetings From PRimage!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Judy Viitanen and PRimage wish you a Merry Christmas – and success, health and happiness in the coming year.

Private health market ‘shrinks’

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Spending by individuals on private healthcare has seen the first significant fall since the mid 1990s, figures show. Analysts Laing and Buisson estimate that in the last year, UK spending on non-cosmetic surgery such as knee and hips fell by nearly £30m to £345m. The last significant downturn was in the recession of the early 1990s. Experts said it was probably down to the economic climate and the ever-shortening NHS waiting lists.

Employers predict redundancy rise

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Employers warn of a sharp rise in redundancies, particularly among older people, as the financial crisis hits the job market. 

PRimage Political News Bytes

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Social mobility ‘improving in UK’
Labour policies may be improving social mobility in Britain, according to a study by Downing Street. 

Home Office launches new knife campaign
The Home Office is launching a new billboard campaign today, aimed at encouraging young people to speak out against knife crime. 

Obsession with centralised planning ‘will destroy countryside’
Huge swathes of countryside are seriously threatened due to government disregard, a report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) revealed today. 

T5 opening a ‘national embarrassment’
MPs have criticised the chaotic opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 in March as a “national embarrassment”. 

MPs sign new NI abortion motion
There is more pressure to change the abortion laws in NI as MPs sign a motion calling for legal abortion for all women in the UK. 

US rivals in final dash for votes
The presidential rivals are to spend the final day of campaigning criss-crossing the US in one last push for votes. 

PRimage Health News Bytes

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Boots ‘to join’ tetanus initiative
Boots will join the Pampers and leading charity UNICEF tetanus vaccine initiative for one month, the chain store has announced. The firm will match the donation made by nappy supplier Pampers on products sold in Boots stores, in an attempt to generate funding to help UNICEF supply vaccines to children in developing countries.

Patients forced to undertake treatment
Patients with mental health problems will be forced to undergo treatment or be returned to hospital by health practitioners. 

BMA warns of postcode lottery with local QOFs
Allowing PCTs to pick and choose quality indicators could lead to a postcode lottery in patient care, the BMA has warned. 

Lithium could help lives of MND sufferers
A landmark trial could offer new hope for people with motor neurone disease, the nerve illness suffered by Professor Stephen Hawking. 

Tories highlight cancer ‘postcode lottery’
The Conservatives have criticised a “postcode lottery” in cancer care. 

PPD account tool ‘to improve accuracy’
The NHS’s Prescription Pricing Division (PPD) is set to increase efforts to ensure pharmacy contractors are correctly reimbursed, it has been reported. After new reports of contractors being underpaid by thousands of pounds, a new analysis tool will be used to monitor and assess accounts. It is hoped that the technology, developed by the PPD in partnership with the Industrial Statistics Research Unit at Newcastle University, will help identify errors.