Therapeutic Reviews

Wound & scar management

Pharmacy teams have a valuable role to play in supporting patients with leg ulcers and those needing advice on scar management

Confusion over treatments undermining osteoporosis care

Confusion over drugs for osteoporosis is leaving some people vulnerable to potentially preventable fragility fractures

Update on type 2 diabetes

NICE has published guidelines to improve the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. We highlight some of the main points here

Do HbA1c levels need to be monitored more often?

Could regular monitoring of HbA1c offer a longer-term and better measure of glycaemic management?

Clinical skincare: Psoriasis

Psoriasis increases the risk of developing other inflammatory disorders and its visible nature can lead to anxiety and depression

Complex conditions: Treatments for HIV and AIDS

Patients with HIV will receive most of their care in hospital, but there is still a role for community pharmacists

Pain management

In order to put the squeeze on pain, don’t just reach for the OTC analgesics. Positive coping strategies are just as important

Could you identify oral cancer?

Can you recognise the signs and symptoms of oral cancer? With the number of cases on the rise, time to brush up on your knowledge

HIV: removing the stigma

Community pharmacies are well-placed to reach difficult-to-access populations with an increased susceptibility to HIV

The role of the pharmacy team in Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease often have complex medication regimes. Pharmacists should be doing more to help them

Older people's health: Giving a helping hand

The UK’s ageing population is being failed by a fragmented and over-stretched health and social care system

Smoking cessation: If it ain’t broke…

Local NHS Stop Smoking Services are proven to help smokers quit for good – so why are local authorities decommissioning these vital services?

What's new in... Diabetes

With eight different classes of anti-diabetic medicines available, it is an increasingly complex treatment picture in diabetes

IBS: A bad case of the GI blues

Despite its high prevalence in this country, irritable bowel syndrome is poorly understood and often dismissed as trivial

Managing childhood asthma

Community pharmacy is well placed to help children and young people with asthma gain better control over their condition

Medical skincare: Picking up the pieces

Through careful questioning and expert advice, pharmacists can help find solutions to a range of common skincare conditions


Brexit negotiators urged to prioritise patient safety

The HDA joined the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee in urging Brexit negotiators to prioritise p...

Don’t forget March 31 deadline for clinical governance

The deadline for four clinical governance aspects of terms of service for contactors in England is fast approaching


Community pharmacy: hung out to dry

By secretary of North East London LPC, Hemant Patel. Look how much money is being thrown at GPs while pharmacy funding i...


Clinical briefing: Depression

An Australian study shows that community pharmacists can effectively screen, assess risk and refer people with depressio...

Workload pressures are a sector-wide issue and need to be address…

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. I spent an hour recently in a dispensary waiting to interview the pharmaci...

PSNC signals start of planning for DH negotiations

Work has begun in preparation for negotiations with the DH for 2018/19 on pharmacy funding, PSNC has said