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CPD modules

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: LISTEN UP

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

CPD MODULE: DECREASING DIABETES RISKS

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

CPD MODULE: INTIMATE CONCERNS

Alan Nathan explains the causes and symptoms of vaginal candidiasis (thrush).

Good vibrations

When even today ‘women’s problems’ are spoken about in hushed tones, Steve Ainsworth asks how much more difficult must it have been in days gone by?

Solving dermatological dilemmas

Often forgotten as being the largest organ of the body, the skin forms a vital part of health and wellbeing.

Sensitive conversations

Kathy Oxtoby explores the best advice you can give to support patients with eczema.

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%.

CPD module: Understanding the value of VMS

Charles Gladwin reviews the recent research on vitamin and mineral supplements (VMS), with a focus on vitamin D and vitamin B3.

Good day sunshine

Steve Ainsworth explores the history of taking care in the sun and the advent of the SPF.

An appetite for nutrition

Scott Banks details a few key websites which set out the basics of good nutrition, and which pharmacy staff can recommend to customers.

CPD MODULE: STEP TO IT!

In this module Alan Nathan outlines the advice you should offer patients presenting with warts and verrucas and what OTC treatments are available. 

All woman

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

Bio-Oil issues new pharmacy training resources

Bio-Oil has created a suite of new educational materials on scar and stretch mark advice.

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.

Newcastle 'salt cave' offers alternative treatment for asthma

The North East’s first ‘Salt Cave’ offers salt therapy to sufferers of respiratory and skin issues.

Which? contests water resistant sunscreen efficacy

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association says Which?'s findings are flawed.

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