Category Reviews

The elephant in the room

Victoria Goldman debunks the myths around parasite prevention for our four- legged friends and how community pharmacy can play a key role.

An embarrassed silence

The Viagra POM to P switch provides a perfect opportunity to start a conversation around the difficult subject of erectile dysfunction. Victoria Goldman reports.

Me, myself and I

With the NHS pushing the self-care agenda, pharmacists have an even greater role to play within their communities.

In for a dry spell

With the UK skincare category now making over £1bn (Kantar Worldpanel data), it’s time for pharmacies to brave the winter elements.

Sniffles, snuffles and snivels

With their developing immune systems, children are more prone to winter coughs and colds than adults, so what help can pharmacists offer beleaguered carers and parents?

Reality checks

Many community pharmacies sell DIY health tests and devices but many prefer to concentrate on specific services that they can offer.

Signposting solutions - Winter Health

Winter doesn’t just carry an increased risk of colds and flu. This time of year can also exacerbate certain chronic conditions, too.

Cold comforts

With winter just around the corner, what can pharmacists expect this season? We look at the latest OTC developments.

Bringing up baby

Infant feeding can be a confusing area for parents, which puts community pharmacy in the perfect place to answer questions and allay concerns.

All smiles

Oral care is one category that community pharmacists should seriously get their teeth into.

A very diplomatic service

Bladder weakness may well be one of the fastest growing OTC categories in pharmacy but it's still a sensitive subject.

Great expectations

Offering discreet and professional advice is key to building engagement with female patients.

Key websites and resources for women's health

Key websites and resources to recommend to pharmacy patients and customers.

Confidence building

How can community pharmacists help women address their health concerns more effectively?

Stocking up for staycations

With a holiday on the Costa costing more than ever, we take a look at how pharmacists can prepare for the staycation boom

Man to man

How can you encourage more male customers to take better care of their physical and mental health?

Walk tall

Issues with feet often start from a young age and can be exacerbated over time, yet foot health is often ignored. So, best foot forward...

Not to be sneezed at

Dawn Gay looks at the latest news from the OTC allergies category

The unspoken issues

Dawn Gay sums up the latest news on women's health

Food for thought

A round-up of the latest news and views from the digestive health category
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NPA pushes for pharmacy to ease NHS access crisis

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