Learning

Promoting long, healthy lives - the role of pharmacy

This NPA-accredited module, developed by CIG Healthcare Partnership on behalf of Merck Consumer Health, highlights risk factors for ill health among older people and how you can help customers reduce these risks to live longer, healthier lives.

CPPE: Do you have the right skill mix in your pharmacy?

CPPE’s updated ‘Skill mix’ e-learning programme will help pharmacists conduct an effective skill mix review

UKCPA viewpoint: Miconazole and warfarin

Warnings about miconazole oral gel and warfarin prescribed together are still not being heeded putting patients risk

Scenario: Mesenteric adenitis

Parveen takes Gemma Hildon to the consultation room because she has heard that Gemma’s daughter has been rushed into hospital...

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 2)

Here we consider the role community pharmacy teams can play in the therapeutic management of COPD

Recommending the most appropriate EHC

This NPA-accredited module, developed by CIG Healthcare Partnership on behalf of HRA Pharmaceuticals, highlights updated guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare on  emergency contraception to help you recommend the most appropriate product.

Completing the picture in OTC pain management

This NPA-accredited module, developed by CIG Healthcare Partnership on behalf of Combogesic, covers pain management in the pharmacy as well as learning on Combogesic, a non-opiate analgesic for mild to moderate pain.

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 1)

What symptoms should pharmacists look for with COPD and when should suspected cases be referred to a GP?

Scenario: Eating disorders

Kelly, the counter assistant, tells Parveen she is worried that a couple of teenage customers may have eating disorders...

UKCPA viewpoint: Management of post-op patients

Community pharmacists can play an important role in managing surgical patients discharged into the community

UKCPA viewpoint: Perinatal mental healthcare

Mental health in the perinatal period cannot be ignored, says Christina Nurmahi of University Hospital Southampton

UKCPA viewpoint: Being an antibiotic guardian

Pharmacists must challenge inappropriate prescribing, says Baguiasri Mandane of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Scenario: Hayfever and HIV

Melissa, who has been talking to a customer, hands Parveen a piece of paper. It lists two drugs – Combivir and efavirenz...

CPPE: new learning campaign on learning disabilities

CPPE’s latest learning campaign on learning disabilities consists of six challenges across six weeks

UKCPA viewpoint: Microbionta and IBS

With better understanding of the body’s microbionta, treatment strategies for IBS will change significantly

Test your skin knowledge

Meda Pharma is hosting a new scenario-based dermatology educational website for healthcare professionals

Scenario: Domestic abuse

Parveen sees Julie Gray at the counter and pops out to say hello. “Hi Julie,” she says. “How are you? I hardly see you these days...”

UKCPA viewpoint: Yellow Card reporting

Community pharmacists are well-placed to report ADRs via yellow cards but are behind their hospital colleagues

CPPE: Helping to tackle workplace pressure

CPPE has launched a coaching service to help pharmacy professionals deal with pressures in the workplace 

CPPE: Management of epilepsy

CPPE has launched a new focal point programme on epilepsy with workshops now running across England
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Dovonex is switched from POM to P

Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment (calcipotriol 50mcg/g) has been reclassified as a P medicine, the MHRA has announced

Pharmacists key to reducing polypharmacy in over-70s

Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists will reduce polypharmacy in the over-70s, new research suggests

Views

Have your say on ’Face to face’ report

By NPA head of communications, Stephen Fishwick. The NPA has released its ‘Face to face’ report and would like to yo...

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Watching Briefs: Leg & foot care

We round up the latest OTC product news and campaigns in the leg & foot care category

Pain management

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