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Don't be caught short

With up to nine million people experiencing some form of bladder weakness in the UK, there’s plenty of opportunity for pharmacy teams to offer support and advice.

Clinical briefing: Pharmacy flu jabs save NHS millions

Delivering flu vaccines through pharmacy is cheaper than from GPs and saves the NHS millions of pounds, our clinical editor writes

30 shades of purple

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies.

There's an app for that

There are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care. But might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their every health move?

Cancer support with cake and a cuppa

Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging everyone to get involved on 28 September for the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. 

10 minute clinic: head lice

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you advise customers on head lice, incluing self care tips and head lice myths.

Supporting smokers to quit: A summary of resources

PHE has developed a summary document to support healthcare professionals in discussing the latest information on stop smoking aids and advising patients wishing to participate in Stoptober

Warts and verrucas

Warts and verrucas are common viral infections, so it's important to be up to date with how to prevent and treat them with OTC products. Watch this bite-size video, sponsored by EndWarts Freeze to find out more.

Athlete's foot

Contagious and uncomfortable, athlete's foot is not a condition anyone wants to have to experience. Watch this short video to learn about its symptoms and how to prevent and treat the infection.

Eczema

Eczema can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. Refresh your knowledge of the condition's symptoms, treatments and self care advice in this bite-size learning video so you can pass on expert knowledge to customers.

Baby skincare

A baby's skin is delicate and can be easily damaged. With up to 70 to 84 nappy changes a week, it's important that parents use gentle products to clean their baby. Watch this two minute video, sponsored by Waterwipes, to find out more.  

Thrush and BV

Thrush and BV are common conditions but customers may feel embarrassed requesting OTC treatment. This bite-size video, in association with Canesten, will help you to advise customers with tact and expertise.

Sore throats

Sore throats are often caused by a viral infection, meaning antibiotics won't help. Watch this short video, sponsored by Difflam, to find out how you can advise customers and recommend OTC treatments.

Natural healthcare

Natural supplements can help to top up levels of vitamins and minerals, such as iron. Watch this two minute video, sponsored by Spatone, to find out more about iron intake and who could benefit from natural supplements.

Cough and colds

Coughs and colds is a core OTC category for every community pharmacy. Watch this two minute video to refresh your knowledge of the symptoms and available treatments so you can advise customers with confidence.

Pet health

With 51 per cent of UK households owning a pet, many customers can benefit from your advice on fleas, ticks and general pet health. Watch this three minute video, sponsored by Frontline Plus, to find out more.

NHS campaign targets incorrect free prescription claims

A new campaign that encourages patients to check whether they are entitled to free prescriptions before claiming them is calling on pharmacists to help raise awareness of the issue

NHS Choices is no more...

Changes to the NHS website include more accessible content, better mobile device experience, new content for helping people to manage long-terms conditions, and improved page design

NHS workforce increases by 1.6 per cent in a year

A total of 1,230,000 FTEs were employed by the health service in England across NHS Trusts, CCGs, NHS support organisations and central bodies as well as in General Practice

NICE sets standards for meds management in social care settings

The standards deal with assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support they need to manage their medicines

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