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CPD MODULE: STEP TO IT!

In this module Alan Nathan outlines the advice you should offer patients presenting with warts and verrucas.

Get on the good foot

With the average person taking some 10,000 steps a day, it’s no wonder that around 90 per cent of adults experience some type of foot problem.

Healthy ageing

With a population living longer but in poorer health, there’s scope for pharmacy teams to help improve quality of life for older people.

Changing times

It’s not just about hot flushes, the perimenopause can present a whole range of symptoms, writes Victoria Goldman.

Musculoskeletal pain: A joint account

Musculoskeletal pain can compromise the lives of sufferers, both physically and emotionally – yet less than a fifth of households use topical pain relief

Tumultuous times

It’s important for pharmacy teams to ensure that their knowledge of bowel conditions is up to date and to know when to refer customers to a GP for advice.

Getting there first

With thousands of people injured every year in the UK, it is more important than ever for pharmacy teams to understand the basics of first aid and be able to offer customers tips and advice.

A sporting chance

Obesity and overweight statistics are at an all-time high in the UK, with people of all ages putting their health at risk simply by being too heavy.

Accidents will happen

Community pharmacies can be the first port of call for patients with minor injuries so it’s essential you’re prepared, says Sarah Welsh

All ears

Patients often present in the pharmacy with ear problems, so how can pharmacists advise on what they should and shouldn’t be doing?   

Foot & leg care: Walk this way

People often take their feet for granted, so make sure people turn to your pharmacy for help and expert advice when problems occur

Sleep problems & stress

The frenetic pace of life today can take its toll, resulting in mood disorders, poor sleep and ill health. How can pharmacists help?

Growing the female health category

The majority of your customers are women. So how can you grow this already established category?

Bladder weakness programme: Understanding pharmacy’s role

This module is designed to help you make a difference to customers with bladder weakness and will equip you with the knowledge to give the very best advice.

Working to make a success of skincare in pharmacy

Offering good advice, stocking effective products, and not forgetting marketing, can help build your skincare category

The painful truth

Grumbling about our aches and pains is a British trope, but our chair-bound lifestyles are creating an epidemic of pain that is sweeping the nation.

Put it to the test

Managing our own health and wellbeing is increasingly in vogue, with self-test kits becoming more popular and with that, more widely available.

Making sure that men's health is not overlooked

Getting men to talk more in more detail about their health could be beneficial for them, and your pharmacy business

Open wide...

The state of the nation’s teeth is nothing to smile about, with epidemic levels of decay in our children and many adults still not following basic oral hygiene advice.

Women’s health: When the storm clouds gather

Women may be far more engaged in their health than men but face changing health needs throughout their lives
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