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Proof positive for hub and spoke

The mechanics of hub and spoke remain concerning for many, but the automation behind it has proven its worth for pharmacies of all sizes during the pandemic.

Covid-19: SSP rule changes explained

Like much else, coronavirus has changed how the statutory sick pay regime is administered, as well as the level of coverage.

Step to it

As summer approaches, now is the time to educate customers on foot and leg care.

Get involved to improve children’s health

Pharmacists have a unique opportunity to build trusting relationships with parents to influence the long-term health prospects of their children. Find out the most important ways you can get involved.

Time machines

The time that pharmacy automation frees up has never been more useful – or apparent – than it is right now.

Keeping bones healthy during the lockdown

Long periods of immobility are a known risk factor for osteoporosis, which affects over three million people in the UK. And staying at home means that customers’ fitness levels could drop if they don’t move around regularly.

Soothing the itch

Childhood eczema is so common that it’s easy to believe parents know how to manage it. This is not necessarily true, however, and there is plenty the pharmacy team can do to help.

Testing, testing

As technology evolves and consumers are encouraged to embrace self care, home diagnostics tests could form part of a wider healthcare action plan.

Missed opportunities

Women are ignoring potentially serious health problems during the current pandemic, worried about bothering busy health professionals or struggling to access the services they need. 

Something serious?

It’s not easy for everyone to admit to bowel health problems, but some are more serious than others and early advice from the pharmacy team could prove to be lifesaving.

First responder

With many accidents and injuries, knowing what tips and advice to pass on to customers could make all the difference.

SMA® Nutrition Infant Feeding Champions Programme

Work through the programme and complete NPA-accredited e-modules on all aspects of infant feeding to develop your expertise and access exclusive learning resources, benefits and prizes

Bladder weakness

Bladder weakness affects millions of people in the UK, but even though it is so common, it is a sensitive subject for many.

Covid-19: wearing masks

This pharmacy scenarios covers the Government's most up-to-date guidance on wearing masks as protection from Covid-19.

Wellbeing worries

Weeks of lockdown worries have taken their toll on people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, but pharmacy teams can help.

Skin cancer and sun protection

This module helps provide understanding on common types of skin cancer and actinic keratoses.

Women's health in lockdown

Women may have more specific concerns about their health during this challenging time. It is important to help them stay motivated to protect their health and wellbeing to avoid more serious issues developing in the future.

COPD: part two

Part two of this CPPE module looks at the different guidelines available on COPD.

Self care: a future beyond OTC medicines?

‘Self care equals no care’ has been relegated to healthcare history; community pharmacy should be at the forefront of the emerging self care revolution.

Audit for everyday pharmacy practice

Time for a refresher on the key principles of clinical governance, and a look at how you can build on the periodic investment in audit to make the principles part of everyday practice in your pharmacy.

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