Clinical

CPD module: Allergies

This month's CPD module looks at allergies and allergic rhinitis.

OTC casebook: Topical analgesics

Alan Nathan takes a look at the main types of topical analgesics.

CPD module: Diabetes

Guidance and resources on prediabetes, weight loss and exercise and the possibility of diabetes remission.

OTC medicines casebook: Insomnia

Alan Nathan looks at a complex condition that affects many people.

Video examines pharmacy role supporting carers

A new video examines how community pharmacies can support young adult carers.

OTC casebook: Pain

Alan Nathan examines the symptoms and OTC treatments for pain. 

CPD module: Smoking cessation

How can community pharmacists help people to quit smoking?

Pharmacy's female mental health role

Mental health problems among women are on the rise but how can pharmacists help?

From dispensing to diagnosis

Many people may still be unaware they can get health checks and diagnostic services in pharmacies.

CPD Module: Digestive disorders

Charles Gladwin examines common pathogens involved in gastroenteritis and food poisoning.

Menopause for thought

Around one in 100 women experience the menopause before the age of 40. Alan Nathan answers some common questions.

Winter goes skin-deep

Pharmacy staff should be adept at handling all skin-related queries when the cold winter months bite. Kathy Oxtoby explains.

CPD MODULE: DECREASING DIABETES RISKS

Charles Gladwin reviews recent developments around limiting the risks of diabetes particularly through diet and blood glucose monitoring.

Obesity blamed for rise in type 2 diabetes in children

The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes, has risen by around 40%.

No antibiotics for acute cough

Honey and over-the-counter guaifenesin or dextromethorphan have some remedies should be a patient’s first evidence of benefit for the relief of cough choice to treat a cough, not antibiotics.

Sourcing Specials

Victoria Goldman explores what you should expect from your specials supplier. 

All woman

Scott Banks details a few key websites around puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

All ears

Patients often present in the pharmacy with ear problems, so how can pharmacists advise on what they should and shouldn’t be doing?   

CPD MODULE: BREATHE EASY

Charles Gladwin outlines the national guidelines to diagnose asthma and different approaches to manage the condition.

CPD Module: Travelling right

Charles Gladwin looks at travel vaccinations and the important role pharmacists play in encouraging their uptake.

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