Self Care

  1. Barriers to breast screening

    Breast screening may be uncomfortable but it’s one means of reducing deaths from breast cancer, and pharmacy teams can help women access information.

  2. Nasal conditions

    This module focuses on nasal conditions and considers their causes and symptoms, as well as the OTC products and self care tips that can ease and prevent them.

  3. Banging, thumping, blinding

    When is a headache more than just a headache? Find out how to tell the differences, what to advise and when to refer. 

  4. Burning questions

    In many cases there are simple solutions to manage and prevent gut complaints, and seeking advice early gives the best chance of successful treatment for serious conditions.

  5. Sore throat

    This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about sore throats and the self care advice and OTC products that can help ease symptoms.

  6. Sound advice

    The ears are an essential part of communication and balance, so it’s important to take good care of them, whatever the state of a person’s hearing.

  7. Ovulation and pregnancy testing

    This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about ovulation and pregnancy testing and the advice and products that can help couples trying to conceive.

  8. Fuelling the festivities

    The winter weather and Christmas partying can do their worst. But pharmacy teams can help customers keep happy, healthy and full of festive spirit.

  9. Rehydrating dry skin

    Dry skin is likely to get worse in winter, but customers may not be clear on how to solve the problem. Help people to feel more comfortable with the skin they are in.

  10. Put insomnia to bed

    Many people are guilty of not getting enough sleep, whether intentionally or not. So what can they do to adopt healthier sleep habits?

  11. 10 minute clinic: baby care

    This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers on baby care.

  12. Pharmacy flu fighters

    Seasonal flu jabs taken off in pharmacies over the last few years. What do pharmacy teams need to know for the 2018/19 season?

  13. Insomnia and sleep problems

    This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about insomnia and sleep problems and their treatments and prevention.

  14. Baby steps

    A healthy woman is more likely to give birth to a healthy baby. So how can pharmacy teams advise mums-to-be on how to look after themselves, as well as their bump?

  15. Mouth care

    Mouth ulcers and cold sores are common and can cause significant discomfort, but pharmacy teams can offer advice and effective treatments.

  16. IBS: Spell it out

    One-third of patients don’t believe healthcare professionals take irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough, so the need for better communication between care providers and sufferers is clear

  17. Don't be caught short

    With up to nine million people experiencing some form of bladder weakness in the UK, there’s plenty of opportunity for pharmacy teams to offer support and advice.

  18. There's an app for that

    There are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care. But might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their every health move?

  19. 10 minute clinic: head lice

    This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you advise customers on head lice, incluing self care tips and head lice myths.

  20. Sore throats

    Sore throats are often caused by a viral infection, meaning antibiotics won't help. Watch this short video, sponsored by Difflam, to find out how you can advise customers and recommend OTC treatments.

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