Learning

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 on diagnosing asthma and the differing approaches to managing the condition.

CPD Module: Travelling right

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

Growing pains

There is a whole range of illnesses that can strike children at any time: from asthma and depression through to chicken pox and measles.

More fruit and veg needed in UK diet

The UK population continues to consume too much saturated fat and not enough fruit, vegetables, and fibre, the latest figures from the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey2 show.

New report highlights imbalance in dermatology services

More than three million hours were spent on skin conditions in primary care in 2016 at a cost tothe NHS of £723 million each year, according to a new report4 from the ABPI produced in collaboration with an independent Dermatology Expert Working Group (EWG).

Health Watch - April

Brian Collett brings you the month's research news with Healthwatch. 

CPD MODULE: Tipping the balance on obesity

Charles Gladwin explores how independent pharmacies can set up a successful weight management service.

Overcoming insomnia

Charles Gladwin looks at sleep disturbance and tiredness, and reviews current guidance on managing insomnia.

Managing MSK pain

Charles Gladwin reviews the approaches to managing long-term pain in common musculoskeletal conditions.

Health Watch - January 2018

Brian Collett looks at the latest pharma research developments.

Hypertension and health behaviours: Understanding pharmacy’s role

Accredited by the BIHS, this module explores how pharmacists and their teams can help hypertension patients lead healthier lives.

The low-down on upper GI conditions

Charles Gladwin reviews the latest NICE guidelines on the management and treatment of dyspespia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder (GORD) and peptic ulcers.  

Dealing with diabetes

Charles Gladwin looks at pharmacy’s public health role in diabetes and considers the opportunities around diabetes risk reduction and prevention.

Little public awareness of HPV link to mouth cancer

As few as three in 20 (15%) British adults recognise HPV, the world’s most common sexually-transmitted infection, to be a cause of mouth cancer.

Pancreatic cancer – the role of the pharmacist

This module will help you spot potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer among pharmacy customers, to help aid early diagnosis 

Understanding eczema

We review current thinking about the most common type of eczema, atopic dermatitis, and its treatment options.

CPD Module: Back to School

This module examines common classroom ailments as well giving latest guidance on school health plans and immunology management in schools.

Gut reaction

Alan Nathan examines the various aspects of advice when dealing with patients affected by diarrhoea

Listen up!

Alan Nathan provides some sound advice when it comes to dealing with ear problems.
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