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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.

Sexual health: Testing times

Teenage pregnancy rates have almost halved in eight years but this could be reversed by cuts to contraceptive services

HEE survey into workforce needs

HEE is inviting community pharmacies to participate in the first ever national survey looking at training and development needs across the pharmacy workforce.

Healthy heart debate

Knowing what to eat and what not to eat for the benefit of our health can be confusing, especially when there’s conflicting information coming from all angles.

Promoting long, healthy lives - the role of pharmacy

This NPA-accredited module highlights risk factors for ill health among older people and how you can help customers reduce these risks to live longer, healthier lives.

Dovonex ointment switched from POM to P

Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment (calcipotriol 50mcg/g) has been reclassified as a P medicine, the MHRA has announced

When patients complain

It is an unusual pharmacy that has never had to respond to a patient complaint. What’s the best approach to this?

A false sense of security?

The recent cyberattack on the NHS was a warning shot across the bow for pharmacy owners. Don’t be caught out

Clinical skincare: Psoriasis

Psoriasis increases the risk of developing other inflammatory disorders and its visible nature can lead to anxiety and depression

Baby and child health

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

Pharmacists key to reducing polypharmacy in over-70s

Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists will reduce polypharmacy in the over-70s, new research suggests

Delaying decay

Protecting children’s dental health is a job for joined up healthcare, including community pharmacy input. So how do you start the conversation?

AYP Week launched

The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.

Price wars

The price of EHC hit the national headlines recently, opening up a heated debate

Apply now to become a BPSA Representative 2017-2018

Are you passionate about student pharmacy? Do you want to develop your skills, and enhance your CV? Do you want to make your voice heard in the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society? Then become a national representative for the British Pharmaceutical Students' Association! 

In business: Despite the cuts

Pharmacist Mark Burdon, talks through some of his ideas for driving his pharmacy business forward

Hints and Tips for Pre-reg interviews

As a fresh-faced young pre-reg, I can remember only too well preparing for interviews last year. Here are a few tips and things to look at in preparation. You don’t have to go overboard learning everything back to front, but a good general overview will really help. This is just a guide based off my interview experiences, both for pre-reg and otherwise, with a view to what you might encounter with the new recruitment system.

Delivering clear health outcomes for patients

Focus your pharmacy team, operations and practices on maximising health outcomes. Do you need to change and what should you do?

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.
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