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Hear and now

With record numbers of people being diagnosed with hearing loss, pharmacists are in an ideal position to help and advise.

Skin deep

Around three-quarters of people with a skin condition treat it themselves, giving pharmacies a huge to get more involved

Action on taboos

How can pharmacy teams help tackle the taboos surrounding some women’s intimate health issues?

First aid & wound care: Sounding the alarm

It is important that pharmacists know when to raise the alarm if leg ulcers aren’t healing as expected

Baby talk...

Some women sail through their pregnancy with no problems at all, while others suffer a range of health problems

What to expect when expecting

Pregnancy is the ideal time for pharmacy teams to develop a long-term relationship with parents.

Smoke alarm

Fewer people are using local stop smoking services. We consider how pharmacy teams might counter the effects of this dangerous trend

OTC treatment of colic and infant pain

Colic is a distressing condition for babies and parents alike, although the causes remain unknown. Alan Nathan explains how OTC medicines can be used to ease symptoms

All in the head

Many people visit pharmacies asking about headaches, so it’s essential that teams can give the best possible advice.

Sense checks

We shed some light on the health checks and diagnostics market

Targeting the pain relief market

We round up the latest news from the OTC pain relief market

Women's woes

The pharmacy team is perfectly placed to help women tackle common health problems.

Child & teenage health

One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem due to the pressures that come with being a teenager

Upper GI complaints: Gut reaction

Most people experience upper GI problems occasionally and their gut reaction will be to head to their local pharmacy

OTC Medicines Checklist: Minor Eye Infections

Alan Nathan summarises the key points to consider when managing minor eye infections

OTC Medicines Checklist: Managing Constipation, part 1

Alan Nathan considers bulk-forming and osmotic laxatives. See part 2 for stimulant laxatives and a faecal softener

OTC Medicines Checklist: Managing Constipation, part 2

Alan Nathan considers the use of stimulant laxatives and a faecal softener. See part 1 for bulk-forming and osmotic laxatives

OTC Medicines Checklist: Head Lice Treatments

Alan Nathan considers the pros and cons of neurotoxic and physical insecticides, and wet combing

Eye care

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module looks at eye care.

Acne

This OTC training module covers acne.

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