Clinical

Pain management: Caught in a pincer movement

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

Clinical briefing: Group B streptococcus screening

Why has the NHS decided against offering screening for early-onset group B streptococcal infection?

Inhaled corticosteroids increase the risk of pneumonia

Inhaled corticosteroid use could be linked to pneumonia, according to a Canadian study

Treatment strategies for bipolar disorder

This CPD module looks at treatment strategies in primary care for managing bipolar disorder

Extend MURs and NMS in young people?

There is scope to extend NMS reviews and MURs in children, young people and their carers, new research suggests

Pharmacist-led reviews improve diabetes control

Pharmacist-led review of people with type 2 diabetes markedly improved disease control, according to new research

Home MURs for vulnerable older people

This CPD module looks at carrying out MURs for older people in a domiciliary setting

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

SGLT-2 inhibitors cut hospitalisations and deaths

SGLT2 inhibitors found to reduce heart failure hospitalisations by more than a third

New antibiotic launched

Pfizer has launched Zavicefta (ceftazidime-avibactam) for adults hospitalised with serious infections

Mild cognitive impairment and dementia

This module provides an update on the signs, symptoms and management of mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Smoking increases reoperation rates after joint replacement

Smokers are more likely to need another operation following an infection within 90 days of a joint replacement

Antidepressants might increase hip fracture risk

Antidepressant use might lead to hip fracture, according to a new study from Finland

Verapamil for rhinosinusitis?

Verapamil dramatically improves symptom scores in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps

NSAIDs and paracetamol linked to hearing loss

NSAIDs and paracetamol might increase the risk of hearing loss, according to an analysis of 55,850 women

Occupational sun exposure linked to cancers

Occupational sun exposure causes about one in 50 cutaneous malignant melanomas, equivalent to approximately one death from, and five new cases of, the cancer each week in Britain, new figures suggest

Acid suppression increases gastroenteritis risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor antagonists seem to increase the risk of bacterial gastroenteritis, according to research in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Obesity linked to asthma in children

Children with asthma seem more likely to become obese than those without asthma, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported recently

Health checks and diabetes prevention

This module provides an update on both the NHS Health Check and NHS diabetes prevention programmes

Rotavirus vaccine is preventing gastroenteritis in infants

Infant rotavirus vaccine reduces the number of episodes of acute gastroenteritis by up to half and saves £12.5m a year
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Improving the safety of home medication deliveries

A discussion paper has been published on improving home medication delivery services for vulnerable patients

GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

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Sector losing policy battle as CPhO faces mounting criticism

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. If there were any small doubts remaining about what the high-ups in Govern...

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Well launches ‘prescription experts’ campaign

Well has launched a new campaign called ‘Experts on Prescriptions’ to raise brand awareness and drive prescriptions

New EC guidance could change pharmacy provision

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Pharmacy teams surpass flu vaccination record

Pharmacy teams administered 221,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in ...