Learning

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.

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%.

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.

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

This module explores how pharmacy teams can help hypertension patients after the initial diagnosis of high blood pressure 

The low-down on upper GI conditions

Charles Gladwin reviews NICE guidelines on dyspespia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder (GORD) and peptic ulcers  

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Latest News

Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

Real-time exemption checking may have problems

The real-time exemption checking system may not be perfect, warns Sandra Gidley.    

Opinion

Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

Popular Features

Self-pay not self-pity!

Frustration with NHS waiting lists has seen more people pay for their own healthcare. Should pharmacies take note?

Ground breaking therapy for children with leukaemia

Up to 30 children a year in England with ALL are to be offered the CAR-T therapy, Kymriah.

Number of pregnant smokers at time of delivery rising

Figures reveal significant numbers of pregnant women in England were smokers when they gave birth.



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