Self Care

  1. Time to man up

    With declining life expectancy growth for men in some areas, Victoria Goldman suggests how pharmacy can help address this troubling trend

  2. Growing pains

    Feeling comfortable in your own skin can be a challenge at any age but for today’s adolescents, social media is making things a lot more complicated when it comes to their health.

  3. Surface tension

    With an increasing number of people in the UK living with a skin condition, good treatment advice from pharmacists has never been more important.

  4. Great expectations

    Public Health England is urging commissioners to recognise the untapped potential of community pharmacy when it comes to sexual health services.

  5. The secret life of pets

    Pets may be popular, but their owners aren’t always aware of what preventative treatments they need. By teaming up with local vets, pharmacies can improve the lives of pets, and help avoid ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Time to think topical

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. Supporting women's health

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. Managing skin conditions in pharmacy

    With restrictions on prescribing for minor conditions, many are being directed to their pharmacy for treatment and advice.

  15. Advising on back pain

    This module highlights topical therapy options and 5 simple S.T.E.P.S. to help customers manage and prevent back pain

  16. The lowdown on child health

    From vaccinations to obesity and common illnesses, pharmacy has a key role to play when it comes to kids’ health

  17. Managing dry eye and blepharitis

    Discover the link between dry eye and blepharitis and learn how to help customers effectively manage these conditions.

  18. Challenging your thinking about oral pain relief

    This short module contains three videos that review evidence about OTC pain relief, to challenge your thinking when recommending products.

  19. Pet hates: A look at common veterinary ailments

    More needs to be done to inform pet owners about the importance of year-round preventative parasite treatments

  20. Promote travel health, promote community pharmacy

    Public health specialist Michelle Dyoss says travel clinics are a real win win

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