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Self Care

Upper GI problems

The over-indulgence in food and alcohol at this time of year offers a key opportunity to promote pharmacy’s role in the management of upper GI issues.

Improving treatment of constipation

There is an urgent need to improve bowel care and the management of constipation, and not only to relieve patient distress.

Understanding clinical test results

How can the results of clinical tests and their implications be explained to patients? 

Improving access to contraception

Calls to reclassify oral contraceptives in order to increase accessibility and reduce unintended pregnancies are getting louder.

Managing fever in children

Get to grips with the current guidance on managing fever in children and how antipyretics can help, and discover products you can recommend

Advising on very dry and eczema-prone skin

This video will guide you through a consultation with Michelle, a customer with very dry skin, and help you recommend suitable products to help

Acute diarrhoea: effective symptom management

This module busts the myths surrounding diarrhoea treatments and explores the products available OTC so you can recommend the right treatment.

Why all the fuss about biosimilars?

Biosimilars have been exciting attention in secondary care for over a decade but seem to have made little impact in the community. 

Eye problems and their management

With high street opticians now struggling with a backlog of cancelled appointments, pharmacy’s role has never been more essential.

Seasonal woes – with an added twist

When it comes to advising customers on how to protect themselves against winter ailments this year, there is the added complication of Covid-19 to take into account.

Lower gastrointestinal problems

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are two conditions characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Head lice and other parasites

As the new school term gets underway, even with social distancing measures in place pharmacy teams can expect a resurgence in queries about head lice.

Bladder weakness

Bladder weakness remains a taboo subject – so how can you help raise awareness without causing any additional embarrassment? 

Helping customers treat & care for their scalp

Understanding the causes and symptoms of some common scalp conditions will help you to make a real difference to your customers’ lives. Complete this module to discover self-care and product adv...

Metabolic syndrome and the link to skin diseases

Patients with inflammatory skin diseases should be targeted and provided with heart health checks by community pharmacy teams.

A fertile area for pharmacy?

Pharmacy has shown that it can offer effective sexual health services but fragmented commissioning and significant funding cuts mean that provision varies widely.

Sore throat treatment update

Update your knowledge on treating sore throat without antibiotics with this short, interactive module.

Advising on stimulant laxatives

Find out how new MHRA regulations affect the supply of stimulant laxatives so you can reassure customers and help them find the right products

Allergy awareness

For many allergy sufferers there is no pollen involved, nor is the problem seasonal in nature – all of which can make it harder to determine the cause. Pharmacists can help.

Nutrition and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased interest in the role of nutrition in immune function and could boost the supplements category in pharmacy.

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