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CPD modules

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.

CPD Module: Travelling right

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

CPD MODULE: FOLLOW YOUR NOSE

Alan Nathan examines the causes of seasonal allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis together with a review of the current OTC remedies for hayfever sufferers.

Super furry animals

Scott Banks tracks down a few key websites and resources that pharmacy staff can recommend to pharmacy customers.

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.

Health Watch - April

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

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).

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.

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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