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The white stuff

Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good news for the nation’s health, but the measure may prompt queries from some people living with diabetes.

#RockTheRibbon

Huge progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, but as World AIDS Day approaches, stigma remains a challenge.

Put insomnia to bed

Many people are guilty of not getting enough sleep, whether intentionally or not. So what can they do to adopt healthier sleep habits?

Winter Health Series

Find out more about how to advise customers on winter ailments and make effective product recommendations. 

Scenario: Pneumonia

Alarm bells ring for pharmacist Parveen when Graham Parker tells her his mother’s chest hurts and her breathing is bad...

Short supply: Flu vaccine concerns

The phased supply of the new adjuvanted flu vaccine for people over 65 years is causing problems with the pharmacy flu service

Testing times

PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

Public Health, Pharmaceuticals & The Multidisciplinary Team

The term 'public health' can be applied to any implementation that aims to improve the health of a given population, be that in a village of ten people or a city of one million. Want to find out about how you can forge a career within Public Health? Then why not learn from someone who studied this very subject at Yale!

Antidepressant prescribing on the rise

The prescribing rate of antidepressants is rising. But does this demonstrate an epidemic of misuse or a sign of good care?

10 minute clinic: baby care

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers on baby care.

Eye spy: taking eye health seriously

A quarter of people in the UK are failing to have an eye test every two years as recommended. Why?

Generics shortages: A bumpy ride

Will the greater powers the Government now has bring the roller coaster ride of shortages and price hikes to an end at last?

My Student Exchange Programme in Japan (2018)

The flight was long, the weather was hot and the place was crowded… but, goodness gracious, was it worth it! - Frederico Barbera tells you about his "fantastic" student exchange programme in Japan!

Supporting customers to stop smoking

This module looks into the range of NRT products available in the pharmacy, and your role in helping smokers who want to kick the habit.

Update on diabetes

Research continues to seek new ways to understand and treat this increasingly common disease

Kathmandu, Nepal: A Degree Less Ordinary

"Sometime toward the end of second-year pharmacy I decided I wanted to have a degree less ordinary. Looking back at all that I have accomplished so far, I think I may be on my way there!" - Find out how one student transformed her outlook by simply "getting involved"!

Insomnia and sleep problems

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about insomnia and sleep problems and their treatments and prevention.

Pharmacy flu fighters

Seasonal flu jabs taken off in pharmacies over the last few years. What do pharmacy teams need to know for the 2018/19 season?

My GP Placement experience

Working in a GP practice was strikingly different to working in community pharmacy. Used to thefast paced environment of community pharmacy? Where the patient or customer standing in front ofyou is priority and the staff work non-stop? Find out more about GP land by reading Eleanors article!

Insight: Interface Clinical Services x Jason Steele

"Go with what you feel is right’. Don’t delay going down a career path that is ‘non-traditional’ if the ‘traditional’ roles do not appeal to you" - Jason Steele of Interface Clincal Services details his journey to the innovative role he finds himself in.

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