Blog

Welcome to the Echo blog where you'll find your weekly dose of health information, Echo Pharmacy news and tips on how to stay well.

16th May, 2019

What is Coeliac Disease?

Have you recently been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, or know someone who has? This week’s guest blog has advice and tips to help you live your best gluten-free life.

8th May, 2019

Don’t let hay fever give you cabin fever this summer

If you’re sick of sneezing and scratching as soon as spring rolls around, these top tips will help you keep the pollen at bay and enjoy the sunshine - without worrying about grabbing a tissue every five minutes.

5th September, 2018

Echo's impact on medicines adherence

Echo's co-founder Stephen Bourke explores what we know (and don't know) about Echo's impact on medicines adherence

8th August, 2019

What is Metformin?

Have you been prescribed metformin or know someone who has? Find out more about how and why it’s used to treat type 2 diabetes, as well as how you feel when you take it, and things to look out for.


6th August, 2019

Coping with postnatal depression: how to beat the 'baby blues'

When postnatal depression hits a new parent, the feelings associated with it can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Thankfully, help and support are just around the corner - so there's no need to suffer in silence.


5th February, 2019

Antidepressants & Pregnancy - is it safe?

Confused about continuing to take your antidepressant medication while pregnant? Our Superintendent Pharmacist, Sam Shah, has gathered the facts so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you.


13th May, 2019

Depression and anxiety: what's the difference?

Depression and anxiety are different conditions, so how do we differentiate them?


28th April, 2019

Drug shortages in the UK - the facts

Confused or worried about drug shortages? Our Clinical Director, Alistair Murray, explains how shortages happen in the UK, and how Echo works to minimise disruption to its users


3rd June, 2019

When stroke strikes, act F.A.S.T

Strokes strike every five minutes, so it’s crucial to be aware of how to recognise the signs of a stroke.


3rd June, 2019

Pelvic floor exercises - the time is now!

Pelvic floor muscles are tasked with holding all our lower lady kit and organs in place, not to mention stopping us weeing when we sneeze - they’re totally worth it.


10th June, 2019

Echo's healthy eating challenge - are you game?

It’s British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week! This week is all about healthy eating and drinking, and getting active. The BNF encourages five health challenges this week, read on to see what these are and what you can do to take the reins on each of them.


18th July, 2019

We asked and you answered - Echo Pharmacy's annual survey results

It's that time of year again! We conducted our annual survey to see what we're doing well, and what we could improve on. Read on to see what real Echo users think of our service.


14th February, 2019

How to keep your heart healthy this Valentine’s Day

While we can’t help with heartbreak, we can help with tips to keep your heart healthy this Feb 14th.