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Understanding abdominal pain, cramps and IBS

This short video explains the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it differs from abdominal cramps to help you recommend a suitable product for your customer’s needs.

Listen up!

Alan Nathan looks at commonly asked questions about ear problems…

When should customers fork out?

Despite their growing popularity, there remains a great deal of public confusion about when VMS supplements are recommended or useful.

Time to think topical

Helping customers choose the right topical analgesic for their individual needs is key if they are to gain optimum benefit.

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

Sustaining a culture of quality improvement

Recognising and rewarding high quality clinical services will continue to transform community pharmacy. But how do you promote the right culture to sustain an overall focus on quality improvement?

Under pressure

While the body’s need for a good night’s sleep is increasingly understood, research shows that we’re actually sleeping for less time than ever before due to anxiety and stress

UPDATED: new contract analysis

P3pharmacy's at a glance guide to the initial announcement of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 

Supporting women's health

From mental health to menstrual health, pharmacy teams need to ensure they are able to offer advice and support

Step by step

People often take their feet for granted but being known as the place to go for help when things go wrong is a great way to increase footfall in your pharmacy...

Tackling the opioid crisis

The prescription opioid time bomb has focused clinical attention on chronic pain and inspired a raft of management initiatives across the UK.

June 2019 Registration Assessment Feedback

The BPSA Graduate Officer's Feedback Report on the June 2019 Pre-Registration GPhC Assessment 

Asthma: part four

Part four of this asthma CPPE module looks at management tools and how treatment differs in children.

Children's pain and fever

Pain and fever can cause much distress in children, pharmacy teams can be there to provide reassurance and expert advice.

“Even more concerns” around new apprenticeship proposal

The PDA said the second proposal for a pharmacy apprenticeship has generated "even more serious concerns" than the first.

“A curate’s egg” - responses to funding deal come in

Community pharmacy's unprecedented five-year funding deal has been met with a range of responses.

New contract: services pave way to clinical future

The new contractual framework will considerably expand clinical services from pharmacies over the next five years.

An injection of common sense

With measles and mumps on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to encourage customers to get their children vaccinated?

Chief medical officer highlights UK pharmacists’ AMR work

AMR still centre stage in outgoing chief medical officer's final annual report.

Pharmacy PCN funding to be finalised next week

The PSNC's Alastair Buxton said the level of community pharmacy funding for primary care networks has not been finalised.     

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