CPD modules

Beware of snakes

Steve Ainsworth traces the roots of a description synonymous with dodgy dealing.

A matter of tact: Vaginal candidiasis

Vaginal candidiasis, or thrush, can be an embarrassing subject to address. Here, Alan Nathan advises on the causes and treatments of this common, yet easily treated, condition

Calm offensive - tackling fungal infections

Ensure your knowledge of fungal skin infections is up to scratch.

CPD Module: Back to School

This module examines common classroom ailments, providing the latest guidance on health plans and immunology management.

RB sets screen-dry eye in its sights

A full pharmacy support pack will be distributed to all community pharmacies in early September.

Gut reaction

Alan Nathan examines various aspects of advice when dealing with patients affected by diarrhoea, including patient scenarios 

CPD Module: Eye infections

We review common eye infections, their causes and OTC management.

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

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