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Self Care

  1. 10 minute clinic: irritable bowel syndrome

    This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Targeting pain

    When pain strikes most people reach for a pack of oral analgesics – but there are times when topical pain relief may be more appropriate. 

  5. 10 minute clinic: pain relief

    This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers suffering from different types of pain.

  6. Step by step

    Summer is here so, it’s the ideal time for pharmacy teams to remind customers to take steps to look after their feet.

  7. Ear care

    This module will help pharmacy assistants give customers sound advice on how they can care for their ears.

  8. Action against allergies

    With allergy cases on the rise, pharmacy teams should ensure their knowledge is up to date on symptoms and management.

  9. Isolating loneliness

    Shielding or self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated feelings of loneliness for many older people, but pharmacy can be on hand to offer support.

  10. Step to it

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

  11. 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 invo...

  12. 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 the...

  13. 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. 

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. First responder

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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 de...

  20. Warts and all

    The diagnosis of warts is usually straightforward but when it is uncertain or if there is a suspicion of actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma, it is important the person is referred.

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