Clinical

Treating tobacco dependance

This CPD module provides an overview of helping patients deal with tobacco dependance

Patient safety part two

This is the second CPPE module in our series on patient safety.

Erectile dysfunction

This CPD module provides an overview of erectile dysfunction and advising patients on taking sildenafil.

Erectile dysfunction

This module provides an overview of the management of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the launch of the switched product Viagra Connect

Reflections on revalidation: part one

Revalidation has started but everyone seems concerned with the process. What nobody is talking about is the ‘why?’...

The treatment of psoriasis

This module describes the main features of chronic plaque psoriasis and its treatment, focusing on first-line therapy for mild-to-moderate disease

Scenario: Co-dydramol strengths

Linda Wilson is in the pharmacy with a script for her rheumatoid arthritis. She asks if she can have “stronger co-dydramol”...

PDE5 inhibitors are linked to hearing loss

PDE5 inhibitors, such as sildenafil, are associated with a “small but significantly increased risk” of sudden hearing loss

Reflux

This pharmacy scenario is about reflux.

Paracetamol as effective as opioids, research finds

Non-opioid analgesics improved pain-related function over 12 months as much as opioids in back or osteoarthritic pain

Oral pain, children and pharmacy

Oral pain is the commonest reason why parents visit a pharmacy for pain relief for children, new research shows

Inhaled corticosteroids linked to COPD fractures

Long-term use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids is associated with a “modest” increased risk of fractures in COPD patients

Asthma drugs linked to fertility problems?

Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) may reduce fertility, according to the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints study

Patient safety part one

This module is the first in our CPPE series about patient safety.

Asthma management

This CPD module provides an overview of the management of asthma.

Smoking cessation: Victory for vaping?

Pharmacy teams should use the ‘95 per cent less harmful’ figure to encourage smokers to make the switch to vaping, says PHE

Oral health: Could it be cancer?

Mouth cancer claims more lives than cervical or testicular cancer, yet one in five people are unaware of this deadly disease

Malaria prevention

This module provides an overview of malaria and will update your knowledge on the latest prevention options available including OTC medication.

Is migraine a risk factor for CVD?

Researchers have linked migraine to most CV diseases – and there is a strong stroke connection as well

Wound & scar management

Pharmacy teams have a valuable role to play in supporting patients with leg ulcers and those needing advice on scar management
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NHS moves to tackle medication errors

To help the NHS monitor medication errors, a series of indicators are being introduced to show whether a prescription ma...

Measles warning

The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing me...

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Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent ...

Why we need more female pharmacists at the table

Why are there so few women on pharmacy boards and what can be done to increase their numbers?

Data Protection Officers to be needed in all pharmacies

The PSNC is now advising that all community pharmacies regardless of size should appoint a DPO after signs the UK Data P...