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Making habits last a lifetime

Falling activity levels in young people are deeply concerning, say experts, so what can be done to encourage youngsters to get active?

A sensitive subject

Bladder weakness affects one in three women and one in four men, but despite its prevalence, people may feel too embarrassed to ask for help. But what support can the pharmacy offer?

Fighting taboos

Periods are a fact of life for half of the population yet new research highlights a significant taboo surrounding women’s health. So how can pharmacy teams help break the silence?

Women's health

This team training module focuses on women's health.

Women's intimate health

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on women's intimate health.

Head lice

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on head lice.

Bladder weakness: Tapping into a growing market

What does your pharmacy offer customers who need help with bladder weakness?  

Problems of the lower GI tract

Some symptoms of lower gastrointestinal disorders can be vague and overlapping, so careful questioning of customers is required

Parasites

This team training module focuses on parasites.

A pet's life

When it comes to the health of their pets, there’s a lot for owners to get their heads around, but pharmacy staff can be on hand to help with advice and product recommendations.

Eye health

Eyes can be affected by a number of conditions, some of which will need specialist help while others can be treated with self care advice and OTC treatments.

Look closer

Sight is regarded as our most precious sense, yet over a quarter of people don’t go for regular eye tests, which can help to protect it.

Baby and child health

By offering good advice, pharmacy teams can play a vital role in helping parents deal with self-limiting childhood ailments

Children's pain and fever

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on children's pain and fever.

10 minute clinic: foot and leg care

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers in the foot and leg care category.

Supplements: What’s the evidence?

Millions of people take vitamin and mineral supplements, but what’s the evidence concerning the most popular nutrients?

Supplements: Update on vitamin D

Everyone needs an intake of vitamin D equivalent to 10mcg (400iu) daily to help maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles

Time to think topical

With topical analgesics driving growth in the musculoskeletal pain category, now is the time to think beyond skin deep

Allergies: Scratching the surface

Allergy rates have been rising for decades and we still don’t really know why. So what can be done to help sufferers?

Great expectations

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