Clinical

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.

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.

Valproate use banned in women of childbearing age

 New restrictions have been put in place around the use of valproate. 

New psoriasis medicine from Janssen

Janssen has launched Tremfya (guselkumab) in the UK for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

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.

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