CPD modules

Listen up!

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

OTC Casebook: Motion sickness

Are we there yet? Practical advice for those patients suffering from motion sickness.


A review of current advice on the management of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Looking after little ones

A ‘head to toe’ look at the children’s health category, highlighting recent innovations and opportunities for independent pharmacies

Keep calm and dab it on

The history of calamine lotion

The best ways to feed babies

This module looks at public health recommendations regarding breastfeeding and infant nutrition

Getting to grips with head lice

This modules considers the management and prevention of head lice

OTC analgesia

This module considers the evidence for the effectiveness and safety of drugs available over the counter to treat pain

A case of constipation

This module considers the treatment of constipation in a pregnant patient

Treatment of fungal infections

This module considers the management of fungal infections using OTC treatments


This module aims to develop a better understanding of current target blood pressure levels, issues around measuring blood pressure, and advice for patients using blood pressure meters

Nicotine replacement therapy (part two)

This article explains how to advise patients on the most effective use of various NRT formats.

Food allergy

Charles Gladwin considers the nature of food allergies and approaches to managing them

Nicotine replacement therapy (part 1)

This article explains how to advise patients on the most effective use of gum and patch formats of NRT. Part 2 discusses other NRT formats.

Skin conditions

Tips on managing skin conditions OTC

Preventing dental caries

Approaches to consider in tackling dental caries

Nutritional supplements

Pharmacists should be fully aware of the extent of VMS needs and the opportunities to encourage better uptake  

OTC treatment of warts and verrucas

A summary of OTC treatment for warts and verrucas

Thrush and bacterial vaginosis

How to manage and treat thrush and bacterial vaginosis  

Managing motion sickness

A summary of OTC medicines used to treat motion sickness

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